Be Part of the Solution With Business Practices that Support Social and Environmental Responsibility

How do companies align their business processes with social and environmental responsibility? Many don’t know which actions truly make a tangible difference. They don’t know where to begin. But creating real change requires teamwork. We must each do what we can. It means small steps working together create big impact.

That’s why Klüber Lubrication has defined a path, created processes, and established goals to not only support our own sustainability goals, but serve customers on the same mission to create a more sustainable planet.

Together, we can be part of the solution.

The Path

Behind us is a rich history in caring for the earth. It began in 1993 with a Quality certification that has led to global certifications in health, safety and the environment. It continues today with customers who saved approximately 38,000 tonnes of CO2 in 2020.

We know where we’ve been, we know where we are and we know where we’re going, as we develop new products and processes that respond to the ever-changing environmental landscape. To that end, Klüber Lubrication is directing our path toward sustainability with the accountability of an internally developed Sustainability Scorecard and the guidance of the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Taking a holistic approach, the 17 goals reflect the variety of efforts that both directly and indirectly support sustainability. As the UN says, “ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.”

The bottom line is that every action counts.

And we identified that we can contribute directly to these 3 of the 17 goals:

  • SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production
  • SDG 13: Climate action
  • SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

The Processes

With that focus in mind, we’ve identified categories in our work that fall under the umbrella of those three SDGs. Those categories include materials, waste, energy, emissions, water and health/safety, and the impact happens in three ways:

  1. Responsible sourcing: We partner with our suppliers to ethically source materials and improve our raw material footprint.
  2. Efficient processes: We continually monitor and evaluate our processes, substituting green energy when possible.
  3. Prioritizing tomorrow, today: We manage our existing portfolio and plan new developments with our goals in mind. Underscoring all three of those is innovation. If we aren’t paying attention and thinking creatively, we will be stuck on old paths and familiar habits.

The Impact

The impact is illustrated by our Footprint-Handprint matrix. The Footprint is how Klüber Lubrication minimizes any negative impact, and the Handprint is how our lubricants empower customers to achieve their own sustainability targets. As shown in the accompanying chart, you can leverage our actions for your direct and indirect contributions by:

  • Saving energy
  • Cutting emissions
  • Reducing waste volumes
  • Conserving resources
  • Extending maintenance cycles
  • Reducing operation downtimes
  • Decreasing amount of lubricant required for efficient operation
  • More easily complying with regulations
  • Protecting the environment
  • Increasing the lifetime of your lubrication
  • Growing adapted concepts, like biodegradability
  • Protecting and serving more people

A simple first, practical step is to use mineral oils in your operation. It’s proven that applications using mineral oil lubrication:

  • Reduce TCOs
  • Save energy
  • Reduce the CO2 footprint

Goals

We believe that every action does matter. Small steps create a big impact. We will see tangible, measurable results when we as a global community pay attention to how we source, produce, transport, use and dispose of our products. To hold ourselves accountable to our customers and in commitment to being the industry’s leader in sustainability, by 2025 you can expect Klüber Lubrication to:

  • Use 50% green electricity
  • Decrease CO2 emissions by 75%
  • Have saved customers 350 GWh of energy through KlüberEnergy Services

But it’s just the beginning. Making a difference means diligence, creativity, problem-solving and teamwork.

Join us throughout our Sustainability Series as we share customer success stories, innovative problem-solving, new products and more.

Together, we can be part of the solution.

Achieve your sustainabilty goals faster through resource conservation, higher energy efficiency, reduction of waste and other measures. Contact your Klüber Lubrication representative to get started today.

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