Products and services: EN26 - EN27

  • EN26 Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services, and extent of impact mitigation.

    Integrated Report 2014:

    Apart from its logistics operations, Barloworld represents global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The group’s direct environmental impacts are therefore quite limited since it does not manufacture any of these products.

    As a result, limiting the environmental impacts of its products and services is achieved primarily through technological and behavioural interventions designed to limit the use of natural resources by the company. In terms of the former, the group strives to provide customer solutions that incorporate the latest technological advances to use fuel optimally and emit fewer pollutants.

    Its customers are advised of these advances, and encouraged to use equipment in a way that further reduces their impact. The group maintains regular contact with its OEMs so that it is appraised of the technological advances available and can pass this information on to customers.

    The Automotive division’s most significant products that are reclaimed are oil and lubricants. Generally, the ferrous material in motor vehicles can be recycled. However, this is not part of the vehicle leasing, motor retail or car rental operations business model. Tyres may also be recycled or used as fuel. Glass from broken or old windscreens can be recycled.

    The only substantial product that is recycled is oil which, given its value, is not a material percentage of products sold (by value).

    Specific initiatives include:

    Barloworld uses technological advances in the products and services it provides to limit environmental impacts, particularly energy consumption and emissions. Many of the OEMs we represent are grappling with the issue and innovating continually.


    Caterpillar is continually improving the energy efficiency of its products to reduce emissions from its clean diesel engines and maintain fuel efficiency. Caterpillar prides itself on building innovative products that are not only the most reliable machines on the market, but also meet and exceed sustainability targets for highly regulated countries.

    At the same time, on every new model that is released onto the market, Caterpillar realises the need for more efficient machines and better performance to meet customers’ demands for reduced operating costs.

    Caterpillar is leading in cogeneration, examples include greenhouse applications where the exhaust gases (CO2), heat and power from an engine are utilized. The power generates electricity and the heat and CO2 enhance the crop growing process.

    Caterpillar’s acquisition of MWM Holding GmbH (MWM), a leading global supplier of sustainable, natural gas and alternative-fuel engines significantly expands customer options for sustainable power generation solutions. The ability to supply natural gas engines and turbines to complement the traditional diesel engines results in one of the broadest engine offerings in the industry. Dedicated teams in Barloworld Equipment Europe are being trained on gas engines which lead in energy and emission efficiencies.

    Over the years, Caterpillar has invested heavily in technology that allows customers to get the most out of their machines improving performance, lowering costs and preventing machine downtime.

    The examples of innovative efficient products reflected below are included to demonstrate our principal’s commitment to sustainability and efficiency. These may not necessarily be available in the Barloworld Equipment territories:

    The Cat ® M series 2 motor graders, equipped with an ACERT™ engine and Cat Clean Emissions Module, deliver the performance and efficiency customers demand, while meeting EU Stage IIIB and Tier 4 Interim emissions standards. Integrated machine systems and technologies improve productivity for greater accuracy, lower fuel use and reduced machine wear. Decreases in fuel consumption result in a decrease of combustion of carbon, reducing greenhouse gases. The cab design assures excellent visibility to the work area and two electrohydraulic joysticks deliver enhanced operator comfort and efficiency.
    New Cat ® D6T, D7E and D8T Track-Type Tractors deliver the productivity, reliability and durability of their predecessors while reducing emissions and fuel consumption. Total machine fuel-efficiency improvements of 2 to 12% decrease carbon emissions and customer fuel cost. Compared to previous models, the new machines reduce particulate matter by 90% and oxides of nitrogen by 50%.
    The Cat ® C175-16 Diesel Generator Set is certified to meet Tier 4 Interim emissions standards, delivering reduced fuel consumption and lower emissions in a compact footprint. The C175-16 includes the Cat ® Clean Emissions Module, which is an after treatment system designed to reduce oxides of nitrogen, hydrocarbons and particulate matter.
    The next generation 992K Wheel Loader and the 777G Off-Highway Truck are perfectly matched for efficient mining with the safety features and operator comfort customers need. As a system, these two machines conserve resources by burning less fuel, resulting in reduced emissions and cost savings for customers. In addition, 98% of the 992K is recyclable or reusable at the end of life.
    New C4.4 and C6.6 engines, designed to meet Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage IIIB emission standards, deliver improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, while also lowering the cost of ownership through increased productivity. They operate at reduced noise levels, increasing operator comfort and decreasing noise pollution. The engines also were developed using virtual product technology, which reduced emissions and energy used during development.
    The new Cat ® 349E hydraulic excavator delivers more engine and hydraulic horsepower than its predecessor, and averages 5% improved fuel efficiency in typical applications. Decreases in fuel consumption result in a decrease of carbon combustion, reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The 349E operates on either ultra-low-sulphur diesel fuel (ULSD), or a blend of ULSD and 20% biodiesel, and meets stringent US Environmental Protection Agency Tier 4 Interim emissions standards. Fuel-saving features include:
    - An engine idle shutdown setting – which allows selection for how long the machine is permitted to idle before shutting down
    - Isochronous speed control – a system that maintains constant engine speed, regardless of load
    - An economy power mode used during less demanding applications
    - A hydraulic system that recycles hydraulic energy and hydraulic oil.
    The refined design for the Cat ® D11T and D11T Carrydozer delivers fuel-efficient productivity. New for the D11T and D11T CD is the Enhanced Auto Shift (EAS) system, designed to conserve fuel by automatically selecting the optimal reverse gear and engine speed, based on load and desired ground speed. When the EAS mode is not activated, an Auto Downshift feature automatically changes gears to most efficiently handle loads. Decreases in fuel consumption result in a decrease of combustion of carbon, reducing greenhouse gases.
    primary advantage of the new Cat ® 980K Wheel Loader is fuel economy improvement in typical loader applications. Furthermore, the fuel that is burned produces 90% less particulate matter and 50% fewer oxides of nitrogen (NOx) than its predecessor, the 980H. The 980K was designed to be almost fully reused, with a 96% recyclability rate, and provides the foundation by which resources can be conserved for years to come.
    Retrofits can provide the latest lean burn gas engine technology for Cat ® G3500 petroleum engines in existing gas compression applications. The upgrade for G3508, G3512, and G3516 engines utilises state-of-the-art electronic controls and sensor technology to improve fuel efficiencies, and reduces oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions.

    Available in Barloworld Equipment territories:

    The Cat ® 988H Performance Plus Wheel Loader update exemplifies energy efficiency.
    - The 988H Performance Plus with the new Performance Series Bucket offers the benefit of up to a 10% increase in productivity
    - The new Positive Flow Control hydraulics has demonstrated fuel savings of up to 5%. Factoring in the combination of productivity and fuel savings, improvements of up to 10% can be realised
    - At a minimal sacrifice to productivity (5 – 10% loss), customers may realise an additional 15 – 20% in fuel savings with the Fuel Management System (FMS).
    New with the 988H Performance Plus are three additional fuel-saving modes of operation available that allow the operator to choose the level of fuel savings to be achieved. The operator can easily accommodate changing production demands by moving between three modes of operation:
    - Full Power (FMS not engaged)
    - Balanced Power
    - Maximum Fuel Savings.

    Additionally, the 988H Performance Plus introduced Auto Idle Kickdown and Idle Shutdown features to minimise fuel burn, and reduce gaseous emissions.

    Cat ® machines are so durable that instead of scrapping older models, rebuilding them to excellent reliability, performance and durability is possible, providing a second lease on life. Rebuilding customer equipment requires 50 to 60% less energy by reusing 85 to 95% by weight of the materials from the original product. By restoring used equipment, Cat ® dealers minimise waste while offering high-quality, cost-effective solutions to customers. It’s good for business and for the environment. Cat Certified Rebuilds are also available for power trains, hydraulics and machine components.
    Caterpillar equips every Tier 4 interim/stage IIIB engine with ACERT™ technology with an ideal combination of electronic, fuel, air and after treatment components based on engine size, the type of application and the geographic location in which it will work.
    Cat ® MineStar™ System
    - The New CAT ® Minestar™ System is a comprehensive fleet management system for customers in the mining sector. The system consists of scalable solutions that assist customers to manage their fleets’ productivity and efficiency. The system’s auto assignment model, using built in algorithms, can manage the truck and shovel system which ensures machines are used as efficiently and productively as possible.
    - The Terrain capability set of “The New CAT ® Minestar™ System” assist end-users, using GPS technology to guide machines, to do the job right the first time, thus maximising productivity and efficiency.
    AccuGrade™ Grade Control System
    - Machine control and guidance systems that use laser and GPS technology to ensure customers complete the required job in the shortest possible time, reducing the need for rework and making the surveyors job a lot easier.
    Cat ® Product Link
    - Technology which allows the customer to monitor and manage equipment remotely. Faults, service hours and position are sent via GPS or GSM links to a central server which is accessed by the customer using a Cat software package. This allows customers to plan servicing, diagnose problems, manage fuel consumption and even limit the working area of any particular machine.

    Handling and Agriculture

    Hyster lift trucks generally offer the best energy efficiency (energy use per load moved) of any manufacturer and emissions are among the lowest in the industry. The OEM supports green technologies through engineering collaboration and extensive internal field and validation testing. Diesel lift trucks are evolving to meet latest US and European emission standards. Electric trucks incorporate systems that recapture energy when braking and lowering loads. Improved product design results in less weight and improved efficiency.

    Recyclability is a prime consideration in Hyster lift truck design, as is waste, which is reduced through extended service intervals and reduced tyre and component wear.

    Hyster is investigating advanced, more efficient battery chemistries and technologies to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. These also increase productivity and reduce toxic material content. Examples include:

    The Hyster electric trucks [Next Gen Electric Trucks (E45-80XN)] follow market demand for a cleaner, quieter vehicle.
    All Hyster truck lines well exceed 2007 federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards, and most meet the much more stringent 2010 California Air Resources Board (CARB) emissions standards. Hyster’s full line of electric trucks successfully duplicate the performance of Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) trucks while reducing emissions and maintenance time.
    Hyster was the first company to use working fuel cell trucks in actual applications (though this is not commercially available yet). According to testing by the EPA and CARB, Hyster trucks emit lower emissions than almost any other truck in the industry. In fact, the Hyster GM 2.4L engine has the lowest overall emissions of any 3 000 7 000 lb. truck in the industry.
    Hyster Reachstackers / Big Trucks – fuel savings of up to 15%, CO2 reductions.
    Empty container handlers – reduced tyre wear (up to threefold) and fuel savings.
    2t to 5.5t diesel/LPG forklift trucks – fuel savings of up to 15% on the new Fortens range, making Hyster diesel and LPG trucks in this category some of the ‘greenest’ on the market.
    In Russia, AGCO have new models available with AdBlue engine specifications which are anticipated to save between 3% – 6% fuel saving for our customers.

    Barloworld understands the lifecycle implications of its products and solutions. We focus on ensuring maximum and efficient use of the products we sell, rent and lease, including extending their operating lifetime. A relatively high percentage of Caterpillar components are rebuilt, prolonging their life and reducing waste.

    All Hyster trucks are manufactured in plants meeting ISO 14000 environmental management standards which exist to help organisations minimise how their operations negatively affect the environment.

    Automotive and Logistics

    Leading principals for our motor retail operations continue to develop and introduce energy-efficient, low-emission vehicles, as well as hybrid and electric vehicles
    Car rental fleets generally include vehicles less than 12 months old fitted with the latest technology, resulting in overall energy and emissions efficiency. Avis’ rental fleet consisted on average of 29 hybrid vehicles per month for the financial period.
    Car rental provides eco-driving tips on hangers in every vehicle. Carbon emissions from rentals are recorded on every invoice. Monthly carbon emission reports are sent to corporate customers, making them aware of emissions resulting from their corporate rentals
    Clean vehicles are a core component of the customer offering but more efficient use of water has significant economic and environmental benefits while maintaining customer service levels
    Logistics has introduced a range of innovative products and solutions which include:
    - In 2009, Logistics’ collaboration with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa and others in designing a more energy efficient and ergonomic vehicle that can carry a higher payload and be streamlined enough in its design to reduce fuel consumption and ultimately emissions. The rig travelled 100 000km in the six-month test period, and saved on average between 7% 10% in fuel compared to the rest of the fleet travelling the same route, with the same weather conditions and same payload. The total wind-drag reduction from the Green Trailer conversion also exceeded expectations, at up to 43%. The other major benefit from the significant reduction in fuel use is, of course, lower carbon emissions. The fuel saving amounted to a reduction of a maximum of 13.77 tCO2e emissions during the test period. An additional five units have been added to the fleet. .
    - The Terrain capability set of “The New CAT ® Minestar™ System” assist end-users, using GPS technology to guide machines, to do the job right the first time, thus maximising productivity and efficiency.
    - Six Toyota trucks have also been modified to improve efficiency. The modifications have resulted in a fuel saving of 2.7L/100kms and estimated saving of 97 tCO2e per annum.
    - Logistics, new cold storage warehouse in Dubai incorporates skylights that maximise natural light without affecting temperature and induction lighting which consumes 20% less electricity than traditional lighting at night. In addition, the warehouse forklifts operate on bio-diesel and utilise chargers that use 22% less electricity than regular models.


    Barloworld’s Automotive, Equipment and Handling divisions have business models that enable vehicles, plant and equipment solutions to be provided as new or used and through long- or short-term rental applications. In the Equipment division, this is augmented by a significant component rebuild programme. This business model ensures efficiencies and synergies throughout the lifecycle of equipment, plant and vehicles and extended useful lives for these products.

  • EN27 Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category.

    Integrated Report 2014:

    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) in Isando and the Barloworld Reman Centre (BRC) in Boksburg, South Africa have remanufactured and rebuilt 394 engines, representing 94% of total new and rebuilt engines sold.

    Ultimately, many components of vehicles, plant and equipment are reclaimed such as glass, tyres and metal.