Taking Stock of Sustainability: Sustainability table stakes

Taking Stock of Sustainability: Sustainability table stakes

How the automotive aftermarket is embracing sustainability by reducing carbon emissions while maintaining innovation.

Sustainability is a growing responsibility across the automotive aftermarket to reduce the carbon dioxide that every company is emitting while continuing to pack unprecedented levels of innovation into every new part manufactured. It’s also a growing concern in the minds of consumers that are investing in hybrid vehicles, electric cars or even just asking: Is the part you’re using to fix my car sustainable?

But what does sustainability even mean for counter professionals faced with finding the right balance of quality, performance and value?

Let’s start with the basics. Aftermarket parts and component manufacturers are measuring the carbon footprint of what it takes to produce and deliver their parts–from sourcing raw materials and manufacturing processes to parts packaging and transportation. If you add up all of the emissions that are created from that end-to-end process, you have the starting point for how to reduce emissions.

Then, manufacturers have to create their decarbonization plan that leads to zero emissions. That’s right, producing that part that you slide across the counter to your customer without producing emissions. Schaeffler, for example, aims to achieve climate neutrality across production and its supply chain by 2030 and 2040, respectively.

Watch the video above for even more aftermarket sustainability insight and stay tuned to Counterman for more episodes of Taking Stock of Sustainability.

This video is sponsored by Schaeffler.

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