International Lubricant Distributors

International Lubricant Distributors (ILD) is the exclusive distributor of Sinopec Premium Lubricants to Australian and additional international markets. Over the past 10 years, the partnership between ILD and Sinopec has made a significant impact in the Australian market and is now considered one of the leading commercial lubricant offers. ILD has a strong share of the Australian Mining and Reseller markets and leads the way in delivering a fresh new approach to other major industrial sectors including transport, agriculture, marine and construction.

“Certification changes your perceptions on your business and makes you think differently about how to gain a marketing edge that actually does some good.”

Type of certification

Organisation.

How long have you been certified carbon neutral?

Since 2017.

Why are you carbon neutral?

ILD has built its presence in the Australian market through innovation and other significant points of differentiation from traditional market majors. It believes that being carbon neutral sets a new benchmark for companies in our industry to take greater responsibility for our impact on the environment. Climate Active certification sends a message to our customers, staff and the community that we are a more caring, considerate and forward thinking organisation to deal with. ILD’s staff are proud to be the only company in our industry that is fully carbon neutral certified.

What are the benefits of your carbon neutral certification?

ILD feels an obligation to have no negative impact on the environment and this forms part of our platform of being the best company we can be. Carbon neutral certification sits alongside a series of other market-leading programs including our ISO 9001 Certification, advanced Staff Training, and Customer Social Engagement programs. We want our team to feel proud to work at ILD. This culture spills over into the way we manage our customers and aim for them to see ILD as a market-leading company that has a genuine care for its customers, staff and the environment. It is our belief that this is a central reason why ILD has never lost a major customer in our 10 year history. We also believe this is a reason why new customers are attracted to the ILD offer. Being Carbon Neutral sends the market a powerful message about ILD’s character.

What offset projects do you support?

One of ILD’s key platforms is to support the programs that are of importance to our key customers and allies. ILD invests in our customers’ social/community programs as a major sponsor to further build the strength of our relationships. As part of this program, ILD chose to invest in the hydropower project in China’s Yunnan Province in support of our major supply partner, Sinopec.

Why did you choose these projects?

ILD’s Social Engagement Policy is based on our wish to provide practical, tangible support for the betterment of our society and the environment. ILD tends not to invest in causes of our own in preference to sponsoring, investing and participating in a range of charities, social awareness and environmental causes that are of importance to our customers and allies. The hydropower project in Yunnan Province will replace a follis-fuel power station. ILD chose this project as a show of support to our closest partner, Sinopec.

How can the community support you?

The industrial lubricant industry is dominated by a small number of global giants that control the market and the image of the industry. ILD is trying to change that image, and as our business grows, we are putting pressure on the major competitors to follow our lead. While ILD does not expect Australian companies to flock to us purely for our environmental credentials, we hope they will put pressure on the other major suppliers to follow our lead and become Climate Active certified themselves.

What else are you doing to reduce emissions?

As our business grows in Australia, ILD is engaging with members of our supply chain to consider participating in their own environmental programs as part of a “social engagement” with us. ILD has helped one of our suppliers better manage their handling procedures for waste water and another to find more environmentally efficient freight options. Our aim is to identify and implement these options in conjunction with our major customers and partners.

What has been the impact of your action?

As ILD grows, our aim is to reduce the amount of emissions produced per unit of productivity – or decrease the ratio of emissions to revenue.

What advice would you give to a business considering certification?

Climate Active certification makes a statement about the type of company you want to be. There are tangible benefits for your team, your business and your community. It changes your perceptions on your business and makes you think differently about how to gain a marketing edge that actually does some good.

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Public Disclosure Statement

CERTIFICATION TYPE:
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YEAR

2019-20

PUBLICATION DATE:
2021-03-05

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YEAR

2018-19

PUBLICATION DATE:
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YEAR

2017-18

PUBLICATION DATE:
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2016-17

PUBLICATION DATE:
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