Environmental Responsibility
Green Efforts - Doing our part to protect the Earth - The Air - Our Future!

As AutoZone grows, we know our responsibility to the environment grows, and we take it very seriously. From our stores, to our distribution centers, to our transportation fleet, we do all we can to meet the needs of the present while protecting our future.

Our Stores Recycle Millions of Tons of Waste Per Year:

In 2018, we recycled:

  • 10.7 million gallons of used oil
  • 9.9 million used lead-acid batteries
  • 18,542 tons of cardboard
  • 912 tons of plastic
  • 16,400 tons of scrap metal
  • 635,453 wood pallets

These efforts resulted in the prevention of more than 250,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, or the equivalency of more than 30,000 US households annually!

Our Stores Save Millions of kWh of Energy Per Year:

Since 2007, the Energy Management team has implemented several energy efficiency and conservation programs:

  • Centrally managed Energy Management System
  • LED Sensor Enabled Interior Lighting
  • LED Exterior and Sign Lighting
  • Cool Roof Technology
  • Weather Sealing on Doors
  • HVAC Efficiencies

These efforts have reduced energy usage by 47%, resulting in the reduction of more than 1.35 billion kWh, or the amount of carbon sequestered by 1,123,553 acres of forests in one year!

Our Distribution Centers Do Even More:

  • Implemented a fleet maintenance cradle to grave recycling program for tires, batteries, coolants, and lubricants
  • Conducts Third Party Energy Conservation Audits
  • 4 DC locations have been converted to LED lighting with motion sensors.

By implement ongoing driver training and reinforcing procedures for reducing fuel use and emissions, our Transportation Fleet has achieved:

  • 80% reduction in idle-time gallons of fuel and related emissions by utilizing auxiliary power units
  • Three-tenths mpg increase by utilizing advanced air faring packages on tractors and trailers
  • Two-tenths mpg increase by reducing maximum travel speed to 65 mph.
  • Two-tenths mpg increase by employing advanced telematics enabling real-time visibility and enhanced performance management of driver behavior

Our Commercial Business Vehicles have achieved:

  • Better fuel efficiency and less maintenance by upgrading to more efficient vehicles
  • 2.1 tons of CO2 per truck reduced by replacing 6 cylinder models with 4 cylinder models
  • 1.2 tons of CO2 per sedan reduced by replacing 6 cylinder models with 4 cylinder models

Click here to find out more about what you can do to protect the environment while taking care of your car.

All figures based on 2018 data.

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