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Sustainability TF update Newsletter December 2019

17/12/2019

UEIL Sustainability Task Force completes its first year!

In its first year of activity, the Task Force developed a strategy for the Union of the European Lubricants Industry (UEIL) to embrace sustainability.

During their four meetings in 2019, members of the Task Force established sustainability objectives for the association, assessed and defined its positioning in the sustainability debate, identified key stakeholder audiences, and defined a narrative (incl. definition proposal) and key priorities (e.g. SWOT and alignment with SDGs). The work was carried out by a small group of 14 dedicated members across the process and value chain of the European lubricants industry, from base oils and additive suppliers through finished lube blenders up to the customer side of the industry with an ambitious and expert approach to sustainability. The initial work of the group will now be revised by the association’s Board of Directors and discussed with the broader UEIL membership from 2020 onwards.

At the Annual Congress in Budapest in 2018 UEIL had announced the formation of a Sustainability Task Force charged with developing a framework to define, develop, and measure sustainability in the European lubricants industry. The formation had been introduced by Apu Gosalia who chairs the Task Force and who explained that the group should work proactively on requirements that the European Union is already beginning to introduce for other industries.

Mr Gosalia and some other members of the Task Force will attend the TAE conference in Stuttgart from 28 to 30 January 2020 and will present the work of the association in a dedicated session on sustainability.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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