Lubrizol is committing to reducing our Scope 1 and Scope 2 Greenhouse Gas emissions by 20% by 2030. Reduction targets for Scope 3 emissions, including reducing raw material and transportation impacts, will be added in late 2021.
In addition to our footprint contributions, our handprint opportunities are immense. In 2020, the company committed to help the world Move Cleaner, enabling a 50% reduction in vehicle emissions by 2040. In addition, the company committed to helping its customers Create Smarter, increasing the circularity impact of its products by 25% by 2028, Lubrizol’s centennial.
Outside of these direct opportunities to influence emissions reduction, the company also is pledging to increase funding to causes that ensure climate change resilience. This includes a multi-year partnership with Cleveland Metroparks in Northeast Ohio, home to the company’s global headquarters, to make the Park’s 16,000 forest acres more resilient to the impact of climate change. Lubrizol is also one of several Berkshire Hathaway companies donating to The Nature Conservatory’s Plant a Billion Trees Campaign, with the goal of planting a billion trees across the planet. The Lubrizol Foundation’s support for the Montana State Parks Foundation and Armand Bayou Nature Center in Texas are also focused on preserving biodiversity in the places where our employees live.
In the last year, Lubrizol employees across the globe have participated in community clean ups, partnered with local ecologic fruit and vegetable producers and encouraged employees to make personal commitments to environmental change, amongst many other activities.
Congratulations to our Louisville, Kentucky and Franklin, Wisconsin facilities for earning 2020 Responsible Care® Awards. These awards highlight the commitment to continuous improvement in environmental management and to Responsible Care that these facilities demonstrate routinely.
* These awards were announced at the virtual 2020 Responsible Care & Sustainability Conference, hosted by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), to recognize chemical industry leaders for their exceptional environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) performance and commitment to sustainability and sound chemicals management.
reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 2030
Pledging increased support
for environmental causes
Energy efficient home care
Recapturing energy for heat
Cleaner burning natural gas for heat or transportation
Efficient consumption: LED lighting, solar panels, energy-efficient equipment