Biodiversity is the variety of animals, plants, fungi, and microorganisms that make up our natural world. We understand the importance of protecting these species to maintain the balance within the ecosystems that support all life on earth. 

Our 2023 activities

Tree planting in the US

Our Oilfield Services Midland and Oklahoma City, US manufacturing sites continue to support the community organizations Keep Midland Beautiful and Oklahoma Beautiful. For every 1,000,000 lbs of product these sites produced in 2023, a donation was made to purchase trees. Our employees also helped plant these new trees in local community green spaces.

Offsetting emissions and boosting biodiversity

For the 10th consecutive year our site in Vernon, France, supported the TOGO program in West Africa. Our commitment to offset any CO₂ emissions produced at the site by supporting this tree-planting initiative in Togo helps to restore areas affected by deforestation. It also supports the community though the provision of access to water, nutritional food programs and the creation of local jobs. Our team in Vernon also continued its long-standing sponsorship of several local beehives to help improve biodiversity and pollination in the area.

Fuel Specialities business supports forest conservation

For every litre of ecotherm® futur sold, our Fuel Specialties business donates to Schutzgemeinschaft Deutscher Wald e.V (SDW), the German Association for the Protection of Forests and Woodlands. Our most recent donation based on 2023 sales brings the total raised to over €373,000 since the partnership began in 2008. SDW use these funds to support forest conservation, protection, replanting projects and free forest education and information programs for schools and communities.

Encouraging pollination with bee hives

In Italy, our team in Castiglione embarked on a sustainability mission in 2023 to help protect the environment in their local area. Through the biodiversity project Association TSDC – Valle Farmhouse, we covered the cost of planting hedges and fruit trees in the field in front of the farmhouse to encourage the local bee population. In 2024, they helped to install beehives to further encourage pollination and strengthen the ecosystem. The site also supported the planting of several trees in the nearby Desenzani Park to replace trees which had died during a drought.