BP Lubricants USA and Continental Tire North America have both recently joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transport Partnership.
BP Lubricants USA has become the first lubricant company to join the EPA program, a collaboration between EPA and the freight industry aimed at increasing energy efficiency while reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution.
The manufacturer of Castrol premium automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and marine lubricants, BP Lubricants USA will help contribute to the partnership's goal of reducing 33 million to 66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide per year by 2012, the company said.
Continental Tire North America also announced it has joined EPA SmartWay. As a partner, the company has pledged to ship 95% of its freight with SmartWay carriers within three years, Continental said.
“Joining the SmartWay Partnership makes good business sense for Continental Tire,” said Dominique Lacroix, director of supply chain operations.
“Our partnership with our carriers encompasses the reduction of air pollution and improving fuel efficiency, which translates to fewer environmental impacts and cost savings.”