Environmental leadership is one of PACCAR’s core values. Reducing the environmental impact of our activities is an integral part of our process of continuous improvement. Our commitment to the environment is demonstrated in our energy efficient operations and technologically advanced products.
PACCAR is committed to reduce its environmental footprint in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG),
water consumption and waste.
Reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission intensity in manufacturing operations.
Reduce water consumption.
Continual reduction in environmental impact and a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Finding ways to reduce waste, reuse materials, conserve energy and reduce the environmental impact of Company activities occurs daily in both small and significant ways across the Company. PACCAR is driving clean manufacturing into every aspect of its business because it is the right thing to do and makes good long-term business sense.
93% of Company manufacturing locations have achieved ISO14001 certification.
The Company has invested $160 million over the past ten years in facility projects that have improved energy efficiency, reduced emissions, reduced water consumption and waste including $35 million in reusable containers. PACCAR’s environmental leadership is demonstrated by being the first in the truck industry to implement chassis robotic paint systems. This process has enhanced paint quality, reduced cost and decreased paint usage, waste and air emissions.
PACCAR’s DAF Leyland assembly plant in the United Kingdom was the first in the world to robotically paint truck chassis on a moving assembly line reducing paint per chassis by six percent.
PACCAR discloses greenhouse gas emissions per unit of revenue. This normalizes the data for fluctuations in our business that occur due to industry cyclicality. From 2009 to 2017 PACCAR reduced greenhouse gas emissions 21% on a per revenue basis as shown below. Hazardous air emissions have been reduced by over 200 metric tonnes per year in paint and other processes. PACCAR’s goal is a continual reduction of its environmental footprint including a reduction of greenhouse gas emission.
PACCAR joined the CDP for reporting greenhouse gas emissions and to benchmark performance to continue reducing our greenhouse gas footprint.
In 2018, PACCAR achieved an A score from CDP, placing in the top 2% of over 6,000 companies reporting and demonstrating a robust approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF vehicles and from our global facilities. PACCAR’s CDP report is available on the CDP website (https://www.cdp.net/en).
Seventy-five percent of the Company’s manufacturing locations achieve “zero waste to landfill” by recycling, employing reusable containers and composting food and paper waste.
Company facilities employ a variety of energy conservation actions. We reduce the use of water through internal recycling, reduce paint waste through robotic paint systems and conserve energy by using new technologies such regenerative dynamometers that capture electricity from vehicle testing. Motion-sensing light fixtures were recently installed in the expanded distribution center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The fixtures work in conjunction with daylight harvesting to reduce electricity usage by a projected 40%.
Kenworth Australia projected a reduction in its CO² output by 28 metric tonnes per year by replacing its fixtures with LED lighting systems.
Environmental responsibility for the vehicle production and disposal processes is important. That being said, a truck’s impact on the environment is greatest during the usage phase of its life. Increased fuel efficiency, alternative fuel adoption and emissions reduction offer significant opportunities to help preserve and protect the environment.
PACCAR’s commitment to making the highest quality, most sustainable vehicles begins with product design. Our engineers use Eco Design software to help identify less hazardous, lighter weight materials while improving overall vehicle recyclability as well.
PACCAR has invested in the creation of a completely new generation of vehicles and engines in order to assure our position as environmental product leaders within the industry.