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 Used Lead Batteries A Year:

  • Collect and recycle 8.5 million gallons of used oil each year resulting in the prevention of 66,096 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Collect and recycle millions of used lead-acid batteries each year
  • Collect and recycle 13,000 tons of scrap metal (rotors, brake pads, radiators and water pumps)
  • Run off a centrally-managed energy management system with curtailment capabilities for all 4,300 stores reducing electricity usage by 9%
  • Utilize the latest technology available in T-8 lighting (fluorescent tubing) and sensor enabled lighting
  • Utilize cool-roof technology

Our Distribution Centers And Truck Facilities Recycle 22,000 Tons Of Cardboard! That's Enough To Save 300,000 Trees:

  • Recycle 22,000 tons of cardboard per year (enough to save 300,000 trees)
  • Recycle 885,000 wood pallets per year (enough to save 215,000 trees)
  • Recycle 780 tons of shrink-wrap per year
  • Implement a fleet maintenance cradle-to-grave recycling program for tires, batteries, coolants and lubricants
  • Utilize the latest technology available in T-5 energy efficient lighting with motion sensors
  • Conduct third-party energy conservation audits
  • Exploring opportunities to eliminate excess product packaging through manufacturers

Our Transportation Fleet has achieved an 80% reduction in idle-time gallons of fuel and related emissions to help keep the air clean:

  • Utilizes auxiliary power units to minimize idling time leading to an 80% reduction in idle-time gallons of fuel and related emissions
  • Utilizes advanced air faring package on tractors and trailers resulting in a one-tenth and three-tenths mpg increase
  • Employs advanced telematics (mobile technology that enables real-time visibility and enhanced performance management of driver behavior) resulting in a two-tenths mpg increase and reduced mileage
  • Has reduced maximum travel speed to 65 mph resulting in a two-tenths mpg increase
  • is managed via an advanced freight logistics tool designed to reduce operating miles and equipment
  • Implements ongoing driver training to reinforce procedures for reducing fuel use and corresponding emissions

Our Commercial Business Vehicles Have Achieved A Yearly Reduction Of 2.1 Tons Of CO2 Per Vehicle:

  • Replaced all Ford F150 pickup campers with Ford E150 vans for better fuel efficiency and less maintenance
  • Replaced all 6 cylinder Ford Rangers with 4 cylinder models for a yearly reduction of 2.1 tons of CO2 per vehicle
  • Replacing all 6 cylinder sedans with 4 cylinder models for a yearly reduction of 1.2 tons of CO2 per vehicle

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 2010 data.

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