Materials: 301-1 to 301-3
Materials are sourced from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and other suppliers and used to support the retail and service nature of the group’s operations. Materials that have a high impact on the environment are monitored.
The group remains committed to reporting material use by weight to ensure consistency and comparability. As Barloworld predominantly represents OEMs and principals, opportunities for using recycled materials are limited. Re-treaded tyres are the most significant in this regard. Barloworld Equipment has significant rebuild and remanufacture facilities in Russia and South Africa which provide extended and multiple lives to equipment and components reducing the demand for new materials as well as reducing waste volumes.
301-1: Materials used by weight or volume
Generally the group does not consume or use raw materials. Materials are sourced from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and other suppliers and used to support the retail and service nature of the group's operations. Materials that have a high impact on the environment are monitored. Steps have been taken to consider more environmentally friendly products and materials where available.
Materials Used (Direct and Indirect) 2018 2017 2016 Renewable Paper (kg) 748 530 842 933 884 287 Non-renewable Solvents (ℓ) 56 697 85 225 199 686 Lubricants (grease and oil) (ℓ) 3 857 735 5 705 361 7 577 335 Tyres (kg) 921 053 986 466 988 600 Batteries (kg) 304 426 338 255 375 608
While we report overall consumption in the table above, measures below distinguish between direct (own) and indirect (customer) consumption and provides important indicative patterns of consumption, depending on the material.
Direct vs Indirect Materials Used 2018 2017 2016 Direct Indirect Direct Indirect Direct Indirect Paper (kg) 100% 0% 100% 0% 100% 0% Solvents (ℓ) 99% 1% 100% 0% 100% 0% Lubricants (grease and oil) (ℓ) 26% 74% 37% 63% 20% 80% Tyres (kg) 91% 9% 87% 13% 81% 19% Batteries (kg) 51% 49% 36% 64% 26% 74%
Year on year changes in direct and indirect consumption trends align to changes in customer and business requirements.
301-2: Recycled input materials usedIntegrated Report:Licence to operate - Environmental stewardship - Looking forward - Synergies and opportunities presented
As Barloworld predominantly represents Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and principals, opportunities for using recycled materials are limited. Relatively significant items are paper and tyres. Volume of recycled input paper remains negligible at 0.3% (2017: 0.5%) of materials used, and recycled input tyres decreased to 26.0% (2017: 30.6%) of total tyres used and reported by weight.
Materials Used (Recycled input) 2018 2017 2016 Paper (kg) 2 297 3 933 8 805 Tyres (kg) 239 374 301 991 280 716
301-3: Reclaimed products and their packaging materialsIntegrated Report:Managing for value - Equipment Russia - Looking forward Licence to operate - Environmental stewardship - Looking forward
Barloworld is mindful of the lifecycle implications of its products and solutions and appreciates the responsibility it has in this regard. It focuses on ensuring maximum and efficient use of the products it sells and leases, including extending their operating lifetime. In this regard, a relatively high percentage of Caterpillar components are rebuilt, prolonging their life and thereby reducing waste and conserving materials and energy.
Within the reporting period, Barloworld Equipment's Component Rebuild Centre (CRC) and the Barloworld Reman Centre (BRC) in South Africa, some 79% of total component sales related to remanufactured and rebuilt components, of which some 51% related to Barloworld Equipment remanufactured parts and 49% related to Caterpillar remanufactured parts. Similarly in Equipment Russia, some 9% of total component sales related to remanufactured and rebuilt components, of which 56% relating to Barloworld Equipment remanufactured parts and 44% related to Caterpillar remanufactured parts.
Ultimately, many components of vehicles, plant and equipment are reclaimed such as glass, tyres and metal.