Sustainability for Caltex Lubricants involves building partnerships and innovating to protect the environment, benefit society, and meet our customers' needs.
Sustainability across our Lubricants value chain
We see opportunities across our value chain to assess and reduce our carbon footprint. And to help our customers reduce theirs.
Our 2020 goal is to identify how we can reduce our environmental impact in our facilities and packaging, while continuing to advance the product performance our customers expect.
We are analyzing our lubricants manufacturing process from raw material through processing to end-use and beyond. Each of our businesses is identifying what they can implement to improve sustainability in their processes.
Current Caltex Lubricants sustainability activities
Facilities & Manufacturing
● Waste recycling
● Flush oil recycling
● Compliance with requirements to offset emissions
Supply chain network
● Co-locating the production and warehousing to avoid truck emissions
● Optimize product transportation by barge and vessel
● Bag-in-a-box concept: PitPack and Walmart’s SmartChange
● 100% recyclable cardboard product packaging
● Ultra-low-ash lubricants
● Varnish cleaning technology
● SynNova renewable base oils
● Upgrade base oil products for use in lower viscosity lubricants
● North America packaging supplier (International Paper) listed as one of the World’s Most Ethical companies
Sustainbility in action
PitPack and SmartChange prevent over 300 metric tons of plastic from ending up in landfills each year, equivalent to the weight of about 200 cars
New packaging for professional installers
PitPack® is Chevron's 6-gallon boxed lubricants package for professional installers such as do-it-for-me oil changers. Rather than using traditional plastic containers, in 2014 we launched PitPack, a 100% recyclable cardboard box and a plastic liner bag.
Each bag holds the volume of 24 one-quart bottles of motor oil yet is made from material equivalent to only 2.6 plastic quart bottles. This change has resulted in an 89% reduction in the amount of the plastic from quart bottles that would have otherwise ended up in landfills.
New packaging for consumers
SmartChange® is Chevron’s 6-quart bag-in-a-box motor oil package for retail customers. In partnership with Walmart, we introduced SmartChange to the market in 2018. SmartChange is made with 70% less plastic than the equivalent 1-quart bottles.
As of November 2019, we are the only supplier of this package – it is unique for do-it-yourself customers in the USA.
The emissions reduction of every heavy-duty truck switching to Delo 600 ADF with OMNIMAXTM Technology is equivalent to taking a car off the road
More efficient ultra-low ash engine oils
Most modern heavy-duty engines have a Diesel-Particulate Filter (DPF) that captures ash to reduce emissions. Conventional heavy-duty engine oils typically contain up to 1% sulfated ash which clogs the DPFs over time. This clogging increases maintenance frequency and the back pressure on the engine which leads to higher fuel consumption.
Chevron’s Delo® 600 ADF with OMNIMAXTM Technology is a revolutionary new heavy-duty engine oil formulated with 60% less sulfated ash than conventional oils. Our lower ash formulation significantly reduces DPF clogging.
Compared to conventional lubricants this:
● Delivers a 3% lifecycle fuel economy retention advantage, and
● Extends DPF service life by up to 2.5 times which means fewer filter changes, reduced maintenance costs, and decreased downtime.
Strategic logistics reduced CO2 emissions by 1,100 metric tons per year, equivalent to the emissions of about 260 cars
Reduced truck driving distance
In 2018 Chevron moved its European distribution center to a location about 50 kilometers closer to our blend plants in Ghent.
Reducing the trucking kilometers to move products from blend plants to distribution center resulted in approximately 80% fewer CO2 emissions, equivalent to approximately 1,100 metric tons of CO2 annually.
In 2019 we began barging products from the new distribution center to the port at Antwerp. Using barges instead of trucks has resulted in an approximate 82% reduction in CO2 emissions or the equivalent of 60 metric tons of CO2 annually.
These sustainability efforts have earned Chevron Lubricants Belgium a 2019 East Flanders environmental charter from VOKA, the Flemish business network.