- 4.1: Accellent
- 4.2: A.T.U.
- 4.3: Bharti Infratel
- 4.4: Biomet
- 4.5: Bis Industries Limited
- 4.6: Capsugel
- 4.7: Dalmia Bharat Cement
- 4.8: Del Monte Foods
- 4.9: Dollar General
- 4.10: First Data
- 4.11: HCA
- 4.12: KION Group
- 4.13: MMI
- 4.14: Oriental Brewery
- 4.16: Pets at Home
- 4.17: PRIMEDIA, Inc.
- 4.18: Sealy
- 4.19: SunGard
- 4.20: Tarkett
- 4.21: TDC A/S
- 4.22: US Foods
- 4.23: Van Gansewinkel Groep
- 4.24: Versatel
- 4.25: Visant
- 4.26: WILD Flavors
Estimated cumulative results (2008-2011)
- $3.0Min avoided energy and fuel costs
- 7,200metric tons of GHG emissions avoided
- 12%recycling efficiency improvement
- $43.2Mrecycling revenue
A.T.U. is a leading independent car services provider in the German automotive aftermarket.
The information and data below relate to A.T.U.’s German footprint, which includes its headquarters, operational sites, and Estato Recycling business, as well as the fuel for the company’s truck fleet in the two German logistic centers, Werl and Weiden, and its entire car fleet.
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Facilities)
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Fleet)
- Waste Reduction (Tire Recycling)
In 2011, as part of the Green Portfolio Program, A.T.U continued actively measuring energy consumption in its stores, offices, and distribution centers. A.T.U has calculated its energy use since 2004-2005, illustrating the company’s commitment and long-term focus on this effort.
In absolute terms, GHG emissions from A.T.U. facilities have decreased by approximately 6% compared to a 2008 baseline. Over the same time period, efficiency has improved by approximately 2% (GHGs/€1000 revenue) at facilities. This improvement in efficiency helped A.T.U avoid approximately €1.3 million, or approximately $1.6 million, in costs and more than 4,700 metric tons of GHG emissions since 2008.
A.T.U.: Facility GHG Efficiency Results (2008 Baseline)1
|Avoided GHGs (metric tons)||410||3,320||990||4,700|
|Change in productivity - GHGs/EUR revenue (%)
|Change in absolute GHGs (%)||-5%||-2%||1%||-6%|
In 2011, A.T.U achieved these results by implementing the following practices:
- Continued the installation of a streamlined IT system that leads to a significant reduction in electricity costs
- Assessed a number of alternative lighting technologies such as LED, although these have not been implemented yet
Throughout 2012 and 2013, A.T.U is continuing to focus on improving the energy efficiency of its facilities. As such, the company is considering or actively implementing the following practices:
- Continuing the installation of the new IT-system, which is expected to be finished during the year 2013 and lead to a reduction of electricity costs by approximately €300k
- Renewing the existing central IT hardware with a more energy-efficient solution, which has been assessed by the IT department, but has not yet been decided upon by management
In 2010, A.T.U began actively measuring the efficiency of its distribution truck fleet and car fleet through the Green Portfolio Program and continued this focus in 2011. In absolute terms, GHG emissions from the distribution fleet and car fleet decreased by approximately 6% compared to a 2009 baseline. Over the same time period, efficiency improved by approximately 6% (GHGs/€1000 revenue), helping A.T.U avoid approximately €980,000, almost $1.3 million, in fuel costs and almost 2,500 metric tons of GHG emissions since 2009.
A.T.U.: Fleet GHG Efficiency Results (2009 Baseline)
|Avoided GHGs (metric tons)||1,400||1,100||2,500|
|Avoided costs (calculated through fuel consumed)||$656,000||$621,000||$1,277,000|
|Change in productivity - GHGs//€1000 revenue (%)||-8%||-2%||-6%|
|Change in absolute GHGs (%)||-4%||-2%||-6%|
A.T.U achieved its 2011 fleet results by implementing the following practices:
- Continued investment in a centralized fleet management and procurement process, implementing a more eco-friendly company car policy, which changed the fleet composition to include more fuel-efficient vehicles
- Continued optimization of the fleet composition and car policy towards more fuel efficient cars and compliance with EURO 6 norm, a European fleet standard
- Maintained regular internal collection, documentation, and reporting of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of the fleet through “ComFleet,” the company’s online management system
In 2012 and 2013, A.T.U is continuing to focus on improving the efficiency of its fleet and will be actively implementing a “Green Fleet” policy, which comprises the following activities:
- Additional driver training to reduce fuel consumption and emissions while also improving safe behaviors on the road
- By 2013 A.T.Us “Green Fleet” policy is expected to be evaluated by an independent audit organization in order to maximize its impact
In 2011, A.T.U continued focusing on recycling tires from its facilities and customers. These activities are driven by the Estato GmbH, an A.T.U subsidiary that acts as a service provider to A.T.U in the area of recycling, distribution and consulting. Estato collects tires, metal scrap, used batteries, oil, and paper/cardboard from both A.T.U sites and external parties. The core of the business is centered around the collection and recycling of tires.
To measure the financial and environmental impacts of its improvements, it measured recycling rates against a 2008 baseline. Since 2008, A.T.U has increased its recycling in absolute terms by approximately 10%, while also improving its recycling efficiency by approximately 12% (tons of tires recycled/€1000 revenue). A.T.U.’s efforts have helped it to recycle more than 205,000 metric tons of tires and earn an estimated €32.3 million, or more than $43.2 million, in additional revenue since 2008.
A.T.U.: Waste Recycling Results (2008 Baseline)
|Waste recycled (metric tons)||48,500||54,000||51,200||52,000||205,700|
|Productivity improvement - tons recycled/1000 revenue (%)||16%||-9%||6%||12%|
|Absolute recycling change (%)||43%||-20%||-4%||10%|
In 2011, A.T.U. achieved these results through the following practices:
- Recycled approximately 52,000 tons of tires and repurposed the three main components rubber, steel, and textile
- Rubber (~60%) is typically used in a multitude of applications, including filling material for artificial grass courts, track-laying and isolation material for railways, playground figures, and fall-protection-mats
- Steel wire (~17%) is typically sold to the scrap trade
- Textile (~23%) is typically sold to the cement industry
In addition to the tire recycling, Estato collected, recycled, and/or sold for re-use roughly 3.7 million liters of used oil, 7,600 tons of used batteries, 6,800 tons of paper/cardboard, and 27,000 tons of scrap metal, including 19,500 tons of tire steel.
In 2012 and 2013, A.T.U is continuing its focus on recycling waste and is considering or actively implementing new programs, including:
- Expanding the trading business of textile, steel wire, and rubber granulate from tire recycling
- Developing new business relationships to increase the trade and recycling of used tires, brake discs, and batteries
- Optimizing tire granulation systems to improve efficiency and reduce idle times in certain production steps
- Investing in a third machine for steel cleaning
- Opening a new tire recycling facility to enhance output
- Expanding the paper/cardboard recycling activities
A.T.U enrolled in the Green Portfolio Program in 2011 and is reporting results as part of the program for the second time. Please visit A.T.U.'s website for further details on its activities, for example the recycling of retail packaging as part of the German recycling system “DualesSystem Deutschland GmbH.”
Note: Reported numbers are rounded and may not produce the same results when used to analyze percent changes or total impact.
- When comparing the figures between 2011 and 2010, it is important to note that 2010 includes a one-time effect due to a 4-week production stop in the tire recycling facility Estato, which makes the (low) 2010 energy consumption figure not comparable with 2011. Energy consumption of the branches and headquarters has continued to decline over time.
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