Materials: 301-1 to 301-3

  • Management Approach

    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

    The reporting organization shall report the following information:
    a. Total weight or volume of materials that are used to produce and package the organization's primary products and services during the reporting period, by:
    i. non-renewable materials used;
    ii. renewable materials used.

    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 used

    The reporting organization shall report the following information:
    a. Percentage of recycled input materials used to manufacture the organization's primary products and services.
    Integrated Report:

    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 materials

    The reporting organization shall report the following information:
    a. Percentage of reclaimed products and their packaging materials for each product category.
    b. How the data for this disclosure have been collected.
    Integrated Report:

    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.