3M has a history of sustainability and innovation. Whether it’s our aluminum composite high voltage conductors, which carry up to 2 times more energy than standard conductors, or Brightness Enhancing Films for LCD TV and mobile devices that reduce operating power requirements up to 30-50%, or continued investments in solvent-free, water-based adhesives, 3M has a long and proud history of sustainable innovation.
On and around the racetrack, 3M has a number of sustainability-minded technologies. Novec™ 1230 Fire Suppression, a unique technology with zero ozone depletion potential, was designed for the protection of high value computing assets and has already been on the 3M #16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Fusion driven by Greg Biffle. 3M’s Paint Preparation System, used both in automotive body shops and NASCAR™ racing team garages, reduces the need for solvent cleaning products by as much as 70%. And 3M’s Window Films are used in automotive, residential, government, and commercial applications to block Infra-Red (IR) rays, help cool interiors, and reduce energy requirements.
Coca-Cola Recycling has worked with NASCAR Green since 2008 increasing beverage container recycling at NASCAR races around the country. In the past three years they have placed almost 10,000 recycle bins at tracks where Coke products are served and in 2011 more than 6 million used aluminum cans and PET plastic bottles were collected and recycled. To learn more about Coca-Cola Recycling, visit www.cokerecycling.com and www.livepositively.com.
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.
Sustainability means meeting the current needs of our society in ways that enable future generations to meet their own needs. At Eaton, sustainability isn’t an autonomous program or initiative. It’s how we do business – and it’s an increasing part of our business success. We have been living it for years as “Doing Business Right,” and it is central to our vision to become the most admired company in our markets. Eaton is developing customer solutions that drive sustainable growth around the globe, including efficiently using and conserving global resources, developing energy efficient products, reducing emissions, protecting the environment, and volunteering time to help build stronger communities.
Exide Technologies, with operations in more than 80 countries is one of the world’s largest producers and recyclers of lead-acid batteries. The Company’s four global business groups – Transportation Americas, Transportation Europe and Rest of World, Industrial Energy Americas and Industrial Energy Europe and Rest of World – provide a comprehensive range of stored electrical energy products and services for industrial and transportation applications.
Exide operates nine recycling facilities around the world – five in the U.S., three in Europe and one in New Zealand. All of these facilities make Exide one of the few companies in the stored electrical energy industry with the capability to recycle its own product in its facilities and produce new products from the recycled components.
Freescale Semiconductor is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. The privately held company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations around the world. Freescale (The Official Automotive Semiconductor of NASCAR) provides the processors for McLaren’s engine control units (ECUs) that are used to manage the fuel and ignition systems in the engines for all NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars, replacing carburetors for the first time in NASCAR history.
Freightliner Trucks has been the Official Hauler of NASCAR since 2006. In 2008, Freightliner worked together with NASCAR on initiating clean idle throughout the three national series garage. The stylish Freightliner Coronado pulls many of NASCAR team trailers, equipment and cargo from track to track. Freightliner also provides a BlueTec equipped clean-Diesel rig to pull the Coca-Cola Portable Processing Center, which processes 1,000 containers per minute at the venues.
Ford Motor Company’s commitment to sustainability reaches beyond our production line and onto the tracks of NASCAR. As the first manufacturer to use a hybrid, plug-in electric and an Energy hybrid vehicle to pace NASCAR races, Ford illustrates its commitment to the power of choice – offering customers a range of fuel-efficient vehicles as the best way to reduce CO2 emissions while still meeting the various needs of individuals. In line with this philosophy, Ford is delivering a range of eco-friendly driving options, spanning both traditional gas-powered vehicles and electrified vehicles and showcasing them to millions of NASCAR fans each weekend. For more information on Ford’s global sustainability programs, please visit http://corporate.ford.com/our-company/sustainability.
The Official Tire supplier of NASCAR’s top three series facilitates a responsible recycling program for tires used on NASCAR stock cars and trucks. After race weekends, tires are transported to Charlotte, NC and receive first-phase processing onsite. The recycled material is sold to various industries for next-generation usage such as power generation and for asphalt mixtures. Approximately 121,000 tires in NASCAR’s top three national series combined are recycled each year.
Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc.
Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:GPRE) is North America’s fourth largest ethanol producer, which markets and distributes approximately one billion gallons of renewable motor fuel annually. Green Plains owns and operates grain storage assets in the corn belt and biofuel terminals in the southern U.S. Green Plains is a joint venture partner in BioProcess Algae LLC, which was formed to commercialize advanced photo-bioreactor technologies for growing and harvesting algal biomass.
Growth Energy represents the producers and supporters of ethanol who feed the world and fuel America in ways that achieve energy independence, improve economic well-being and create a healthier environment for all Americans now. More information can be found at www.growthenergy.org.
As the Official Tire Recycler Of NASCAR Green, Liberty Tire will recycle approximately 120,000 Goodyear tires annually. “By recycling more than 140 million tires annually, we reclaim nearly 1.5 billion pounds of rubber for innovative, eco-friendly products,” said Thomas Carter, Liberty Tire Recycling vice president of alternative fuels. “We look forward to enhancing NASCAR Green’s best-in-class recycling program by keeping its discarded tires out of landfills and transforming them into smart, sustainable products that improve people’s lives.”
In conjunction with the NASCAR Green Clean Air Tree Planting Program™ Delivered by UPS, Liberty Tire Recycling will provide GroundSmart Mulch™ that will enhance the landscaping of trees that are donated to areas of need throughout the country. The rubber mulch lasts longer than its wood mulch counterpart and prevents soil from washing away. Additionally, Liberty Tire Recycling products, such as rubberized asphalt will be used to repave racetracks and parking lots at NASCAR Home Track racetracks across the country.
McLaren Electronic Systems develops, manufactures and deploys control and data systems for professional motorsport, automotive, aerospace and high technology industries. It is part of the McLaren Group. McLaren “The Official Engine Control Unit of NASCAR” (ECUs) are used to manage the fuel and ignition systems in the engines for all Sprint Cup Series cars, replacing carburetors which were used in the series since its inception in 1949.
At-track, MillerCoors works in conjunction with Coca-Cola Recycling to educate fans on the benefits of recycling and encourages them to drop plastic bottles and aluminum cans in designated bins. Bottle and can recycling has expanded to include the grandstand, concourse, suites, garage and campgrounds at almost every track NASCAR visit.
Founded in 1957, the National Corn Growers Association represents 35,000 dues-paying corn farmers nationwide and the interests of more than 300,000 growers who contribute through corn check off programs in their states. NCGA and its 48 affiliated state associations and checkoff organizations work together to create and increase opportunities for their members and their industry. For more information, visit http://www.ncga.com.
New Holland Agriculture
New Holland Agriculture is a division of CNH Global N.V. (NYSE:CNH), a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat Industrial S.p.A.(FI.MI). New Holland Agriculture sells and services an innovative line of agricultural equipment, including a full line of tractors, hay and forage equipment, harvesting, crop production and material handling equipment. Sales, parts and service are provided by more than 1,000 New Holland dealers throughout North America. For over 30 years, New Holland has been an exclusive supplier of tractors and equipment to maintain many of the NASCAR tracks throughout the country and now is an official partner with the full NASCAR organization.
Novozymes is the world leader in bioinnovation. Our business is industrial enzymes, microorganisms, and biopharmaceutical ingredients, or biopolymers.
POET, one of the world’s largest ethanol producers, is a leader in biorefining through its efficient, vertically integrated approach to production. The 25-year-old company has a production capacity in excess of 1.6 billion gallons of ethanol and 9 billion pounds of high-protein animal feed annually from its network of 27 production facilities. POET also operates a pilot-scale cellulosic bio-ethanol plant, which uses corn cobs, leaves, husk and some stalk as feedstock, and expects to commercialize the process in Emmetsburg, Iowa through its joint venture with DSM.
The Official Environmental Services Supplier for NASCAR, Safety-Kleen provides oil recycling and re-refining services to more than 200 NASCAR-sanctioned races a year, ensuring that all oil and lubricants used in racing are recaptured and re-used. Safety-Kleen collects and re-refines more than 200,000 gallons of race-used oil annually, as well as supplying parts washer services for the teams. The company continues to provide absorbent products used for cleaning fluid spills inside the NASCAR garages. For more information go to www.safety-kleen.com.
As the title sponsor of NASCAR’s premier national series, Sprint is committed to being a good corporate citizen through its green efforts. Sprint’s environmental efforts are evident at NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event through &Recycle for Victory&, a wireless-recycling program that benefits a key NASCAR charity – Victory Junction. Fans who visit The Sprint Experience, the company’s mobile marketing display in the midway at every NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event, can pick up a pre-addressed, postage-paid envelope to recycle their used cellular phones, batteries and accessories, from any carrier and in any condition. Since 2001, Sprint has recycled more than 24 million phones, which equates to more than 2,600 metric tons of material. Check out www.sprint.com/responsibility for more information on Sprint’s environmental efforts.
The Official Fuel of NASCAR since 2004, Sunoco helps in powering it’s three national series with Sunoco Green E15. It’s a 98 octane unleaded fuel, specifically engineered for high-performance engines. Sunoco® Green E15® begins as crude oil shipped to the U.S. in tankers filled with more than two million barrels. It’s then transferred to Sunoco’s refinery in Marcus Hook, PA, where Sunoco Race Fuel is exclusively produced. Utilizing a single production facility for our racing fuels is another way we ensure consistent product quality. Once tested and colored, Sunoco Green E15 is loaded onto a dedicated fleet of Sunoco tanker trucks and driven to NASCAR tracks across the country.
Respect for the Planet. Simply stated, this is Toyota’s commitment to the environment. Toyota strives to minimize environmental impacts at all stages of the vehicle life cycle: in research and development, manufacturing, logistics and sales. From daily operations, operations of key business partners and support for our local communities, Toyota focuses on continuous improvement for a better tomorrow. For more information, please visit http://www.toyota.com/about/environmentreport2012/index.html
Logistics is more than just our core business. It’s also the core of our sustainability as a company. Our efficiency benefits our customers; our market advantage as a logistics leader creates opportunities for our employees and shareholders. Our logistics expertise and volunteers help thousands of non-profits that need transportation, management skills and technology to better serve their communities.
UPS can help your business turn sustainability into a competitive advantage. With logistics solutions from UPS, you can operate more efficiently, cut costs and win customers who care about the Earth.