Green at AutoZone  Where We’ve Been and   Where We’re Going
WHERE WE’VE BEEN…AutoZone produced our first Environmental Responsibility report in December 2008   • Our Stores   • Our D...
OUR STORES…STORES SERVICED BY SAFETY-KLEEN IN 2010                            Locations - SK Service Area                 ...
SAFETY-KLEEN’S EAST CHICAGO, IN RE-REFINERY                         Safety-Kleen Re-Refinery                              ...
PROVIDING GREEN BENEFITS TO AUTOZONE By the end of 2010, Safety-     Equivalent to:  Kleen will have collected        7,...
OUR STORES…   In 2010, AutoZone will have recycled  approximately 8 million used lead-acid       batteries through our 8 D...
OUR STORES…              13,000 tons               of scrap                 metal                            7
OUR STORES & DCs…                    8
In 2010, recycled approximately 22,000           tons of cardboard.   (Enough to SAVE 300,000 trees)                      ...
OUR DCs…           780 tons           of stretch              wrap           885,000            wood            pallets   ...
Our Transportation FleetAutoZone utilizes an Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)  which provides heat, air and voltage inside the  ...
Utilize tractor and trailer air fairings resulting in a  one-tenth and three-tenth mpg increase                           ...
Testing Super Single Tires on tractors – 4 vs. 8  – resulting in a four-tenth mpg increase or 15%  improvement            ...
• Our fleet employs advanced mobile technology that  enables real-time visibility and enhanced performance  management of ...
Packaging Initiative• Collaborate with vendors in a focused area• Main areas of review:  – Excess packaging materials/prin...
Packaging Initiative: Inner Pack   Material / Wall Thickness                                   16
Packaging InitiativePerforation / Outer Carton Design• Eliminate use of cutter blades• More efficient put-away for DC Auto...
Packaging Initiative – Progress• Over 40 vendors have participated in an  AutoZone workshop• Have implemented changes for ...
Additional Opportunities Is the label in the right location? Should there be two labels?            Outer-case graphics:  ...
CALIFORNIA TRANSPARENCY in        SUPPLY CHAINS ACT of 2010•   Beginning January 1, 2012, every retailer and manufacturer ...
AUTOZONE ENVIRONMENTALRESPONSIBILTY REPORT December 2010                                     21
NEXT STEPSWorking with AAIA to Tell the Aftermarket’s “Green” Story• Increase awareness of the aftermarket’s green  contri...
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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.

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AutoZone Green - Environmental Responsibility

  1. 1. Green at AutoZone Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going
  2. 2. WHERE WE’VE BEEN…AutoZone produced our first Environmental Responsibility report in December 2008 • Our Stores • Our Distribution Centers and Truck Maintenance Facilities • Our Transportation Fleet • Our Commercial Business Vehicles 2
  3. 3. OUR STORES…STORES SERVICED BY SAFETY-KLEEN IN 2010 Locations - SK Service Area Locations – AutoZone Stores 3
  4. 4. SAFETY-KLEEN’S EAST CHICAGO, IN RE-REFINERY Safety-Kleen Re-Refinery East Chicago, IN 4
  5. 5. PROVIDING GREEN BENEFITS TO AUTOZONE By the end of 2010, Safety- Equivalent to: Kleen will have collected  7,433,477 gallons of gasoline approximately 8.5 million consumed gallons of used oil from  2,699,012 propane cylinders AutoZone used for home BBQs  1,712,953 tree seedlings grown Total impact of Safety-Kleen for 10 years closed-loop recycling of used  152,876 barrels of oil consumed oil for AutoZone  12,644 passenger vehicles  Prevention of 66,096  833 tanker trucks worth of metric tons of greenhouse gasoline gas emissions 5
  6. 6. OUR STORES… In 2010, AutoZone will have recycled approximately 8 million used lead-acid batteries through our 8 DCs. 6
  7. 7. OUR STORES… 13,000 tons of scrap metal 7
  8. 8. OUR STORES & DCs… 8
  9. 9. In 2010, recycled approximately 22,000 tons of cardboard. (Enough to SAVE 300,000 trees) 9
  10. 10. OUR DCs… 780 tons of stretch wrap 885,000 wood pallets 10
  11. 11. Our Transportation FleetAutoZone utilizes an Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) which provides heat, air and voltage inside the truck leading to an 80% reduction in idle-time gallons of fuel and related emissions 11
  12. 12. Utilize tractor and trailer air fairings resulting in a one-tenth and three-tenth mpg increase 12
  13. 13. Testing Super Single Tires on tractors – 4 vs. 8 – resulting in a four-tenth mpg increase or 15% improvement 13
  14. 14. • Our fleet employs advanced mobile technology that enables real-time visibility and enhanced performance management of driver behavior• Our fleet is managed via an advanced freight logistics tool designed to reduce operating miles and equipment 14
  15. 15. Packaging Initiative• Collaborate with vendors in a focused area• Main areas of review: – Excess packaging materials/printing – Box cutter-free designs – Pallet configurations• Ultimate goal is to reach entire vendor base• Participation and proposals from all vendors welcome…no need to wait for a workshop! 15
  16. 16. Packaging Initiative: Inner Pack Material / Wall Thickness 16
  17. 17. Packaging InitiativePerforation / Outer Carton Design• Eliminate use of cutter blades• More efficient put-away for DC AutoZoners• Eliminate risk of damaging product with cutter bladesBest practice – perforated box. Product is easy to access 17
  18. 18. Packaging Initiative – Progress• Over 40 vendors have participated in an AutoZone workshop• Have implemented changes for cutter-free and reduced packaging materials with approximately 30% of those vendors• Total annualized savings in paper/cardboard/plastic is 74,000 lbs to date 18
  19. 19. Additional Opportunities Is the label in the right location? Should there be two labels? Outer-case graphics: consider for elimination Waste created from non-value-added packaging material 19
  20. 20. CALIFORNIA TRANSPARENCY in SUPPLY CHAINS ACT of 2010• Beginning January 1, 2012, every retailer and manufacturer doing business in California and having more than $100MM in annual gross receipts must: – disclose its efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from its supply chain• The disclosure must include the extent to which the company: – uses third party verification to evaluate and address human trafficking and slavery risks in its product supply chain – conducts independent unannounced audits of its suppliers – provides company employees and management training on mitigating risks of slavery and trafficking in supply chains – maintains internal accountability for employees and contractors failing to meet company standards on slavery and trafficking, andThe exclusive remedy for non-compliance is an injunction from the CA AG 20
  21. 21. AUTOZONE ENVIRONMENTALRESPONSIBILTY REPORT December 2010 21
  22. 22. NEXT STEPSWorking with AAIA to Tell the Aftermarket’s “Green” Story• Increase awareness of the aftermarket’s green contributions among key audiences, i.e., state and federal legislators and government agencies, Wall Street and main street• Utilize AutoZone template for total industry lobbying effort• Examples based on AAIA member survey: – 95% (primarily repair shops and parts stores) recycle used oil – 98% recycle batteries – 58% of companies surveyed manufacture, distribute, use or sell re-manufactured parts 22

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