Environmental Footprint Goals

Environmental Footprint Goals

Lubrizol believes climate change is a significant challenge to a sustainable future and that the business community has a critical role in helping to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the negative impacts of climate change. Our efforts to manage our energy consumption and reduce GHG emissions include the use of cleaner-burning natural gas for heat and transportation, recapturing energy that can be used for heat, and upgrading the efficiency of our lighting and production and office equipment. Lubrizol continues to take action to further its environmental stewardship. This includes pledging greater reductions in the company’s environmental footprint, with goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its global manufacturing sites. 

Environmental Footprint Goals

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.

 Handprint Emissions Impact

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.

Environmental Stewardship

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.

2020 Responsible Care® Awards

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.

Energy Efficiency

  • Energy Reduction via Computer Software: Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing, Louisville, KY*
  • New Chiller Install: Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing, Franklin, WI

Waste Minimization

  • Water Reduction via Computer System, Louisville, KY

* 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.

> 20%

reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 2030

Pledging increased support

for environmental causes

Within Our Walls

Energy efficient home care
Recapturing energy for heat
Sustainable sourcing
Cleaner burning natural gas for heat or transportation
Efficient consumption: LED lighting, solar panels, energy-efficient equipment

Responsible Care®

Energy Efficiency and Waste Minimization

Our 'Mars Mission'

Mars Mission

Pursuing Far-Reaching Climate Change Footprint Reduction 

UN Goal-12 Responsible Consumption and Production UN Goal-13 Climate Action