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Industry too Late to Sustainability

By Simon Johns - May 27, 2022

The lubricants industry is too late to sustainability, said the keynote speaker during a lively panel discussion at the United Kingdom Lubricants Association‘s sustainability conference on Wednesday. 

“To think that this is a room that is only having its first sustainability conference now in 2022 – that’s too late,” said Chris Hines, the founder of Surfers Against Sewage and the Eden Project.

Hines was forthright in his comments to the attendees. “To be publishing your first sustainability report in 2017 … leaves me cold, he said. Hines went on to urge attendees embrace the transition to electric mobility and decarbonize as quickly as possible.

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Lubrizol’s Colin Morton was similarly conscious that the industry needs to move in the right direction. “Sustainability is no longer a mega-trend, it is fundamental to business,” he said.

>Read more about sustainability and the lubricants industry here.

Tobias Tasche, managing director of SIP Speciality Oils and Fluids, countered Hines by saying that reducing friction makes a significant impact on decarbonization of the global economy.

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