AMSOIL products were promoting environmental sustainability long before it became fashionable. Today, the company’s environmental management system extends well beyond its products and has been registered to the ISO 14001:2015 standard.
Responsible Since The Beginning
In 1968, AMSOIL founder Al Amatuzio began commercially selling synthetic motor oil recommended for 25,000-mile (40,000-km)/one-year drain intervals. It struck a blow against the wasteful practice of changing oil every 3,000 miles (4,800 km)/three months.
Today, many lubricant manufacturers have followed the AMSOIL lead and have introduced extended-drain motor oils of their own, while original equipment manufacturers now recommend drain intervals of up to 15,000 miles (24,000 km), and longer if using electronic oil life monitoring systems.
AMSOIL innovation has prevented millions of gallons of waste oil from entering the supply stream. In addition, AMSOIL synthetic lubricants reduce air pollution from exhaust emissions due to lower volatility, while industry testing has confirmed AMSOIL synthetic lubricants and fuel additives increase fuel economy.
Third-Party Confirmation Of Environmental Stewardship
The AMSOIL environmental philosophy goes deeper than its products and includes its management process and facilities.
AMSOIL is registered to the ISO 14001:2015 environmental management standard. A third party registration body (NSF) has recognized AMSOIL for its commitment to sustainability throughout all aspects of its business.
In part, ISO 14001:2015 sets out the criteria a company or organization must follow for an effective environmental management system. Becoming registered to the ISO 14001:2015 standard provides assurance to AMSOIL customers that AMSOIL takes environmental stewardship seriously and has implemented processes to ensure reduced environmental impact.
The registration dovetails nicely with the proven track record of AMSOIL synthetic lubricants to reduce waste and help sustain a healthier environment.
Sustainability A Company-Wide Philosophy
The AMSOIL environmental management system extends to all aspects of the company’s day-to-day operations.
AMSOIL obtains much of its packaging materials from responsible sources. Plastic containers are made of post-consumer resins, while cardboard boxes used for packing derive from companies operating under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), whose practices benefit the environment and dramatically reduce waste.
AMSOIL also has a rigorous recycling program throughout its facilities, recycling the vast majority of materials, including the following:
- Corrugated liner board (cardboard)
- Used drums
- Clean plastic bottles
- Soiled HDPE plastic bottles
- Office & glossy paper
- Aluminum & glass
- Computer equipment
- Batteries, light bulbs, oil filters & more
AMSOIL Products Are Packaged In Recycled Cardboard, Which Provides Significant Environmental Savings
- 2,400 tons of wood not consumed
- 435 fewer acres of forest disturbed
- 7,500 million BTUs energy not consumed
- 7,480,000 pounds CO2 equivalent not emitted
- 3.3 million gallons of water not consumed
- 25,000 pounds of solid waste not generated
Estimated annual environmental savings are based on the average recycled content of corrugated containers supplied to AMSOIL.
Other examples of environmental stewardship include using residual production oil to heat the AMSOIL Center, reducing energy costs. The AMSOIL Center also features a high-efficiency roof and state-of-the-art heating and cooling systems that further reduce energy use. AMSOIL even converted a large section of asphalt parking lot at the AMSOIL Center to green space.
AMSOIL has always recognized that doing what’s right for the environment not only makes ecological sense, it also improves business. It’s one of the company’s founding principles and will remain so well into the future.