U-Haul, the leading U.S. retailer of propane for nearly 30 years, is unveiling a sustainable one-pound propane cylinder that will appeal to conservationists and cost-conscious customers alike.
Our corporate sustainability goals
We believe the primary responsibility of U-Haul is to develop products and services to help people move and store their household and commercial goods in an economically, environmentally and socially responsible manner. To accomplish this, we:
- Continually improve the environmental, social, and economic performance of our products, services and activities.
- Pursue proactive solutions to pollution prevention, energy conservation and waste reduction in accordance with our principles to reduce, adaptively-reuse and recycle materials.
- Provide a safe, healthy and supportive environment that helps build a high-performing, diverse workforce.
- Integrate environmentally-friendly technologies and innovations into product and service lifecycle management.
- Develop and implement comprehensive climate-change strategies to manage and mitigate our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
- Promote sustainable local communities through operational responsibility, social investment, and philanthropic programs in accordance with our principles of availability, accessibility, affordability, and accountability.
- Enhance stakeholder engagement through active and effective communications to our customers, employees, dealers, shareholders, governments and communities, and business partners and suppliers.
We conduct business in a sustainable manner. We owe it to our children and grandchildren to take the long-term view of our operations, not just the quarterly or annual profit and loss statement. Short-term gains may result in long-term losses, both in terms of profitability and in terms of future generations being able to meet their needs. How carefully we utilize the resources, tools, equipment and facilities we have today determines our tomorrow.
U-Haul International, Inc. is pleased to announce it has eclipsed $200,000 in customer contributions to Tree Canada, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to Canada’s reforestation efforts.
Dr. Allan Yang, chief sustainability scientist for U-Haul International, served Phoenix as a city commissioner and mayoral liaison during his November trip to Chengdu, China, while participating in the 2015 Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fair.
Thanks to contributions from U-Haul and its customers, more than 12,500 native trees will be planted across 23 acres at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge through The Conservation Fund’s Go Zero program.
Wayne State University will analyze the economic and social impacts that U-Haul corporate sustainability initiatives are having on the New Center neighborhood in Detroit.
U-Haul customers have surpassed $100,000 in contributions to Tree Canada, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to planting trees in Canada.
Our adaptive reuse of existing buildings reduces the amount of energy and resources required for new-construction materials and helps local cities diminish their unwanted inventory of unused buildings.
One million U-Haul customers have supported The Conservation Fund's Go Zero program. Read here to learn about the impact of that support.
City of Phoenix Recognizes U-Haul at the 2014 National Preservation Month Celebration
U-Haul Moving and Storage of New Center—Grand Opening Community Celebration
U-Haul Customers Contribute to Planting Two Million Trees Through the Conservation Fund’s Go Zero Program
Since 2007, more than 770,000 U-Haul customers have elected to offset their emissions, raising nearly $2.5 million to plant more than 290,000 native trees on behalf of Go Zero and wildlife refuges nationwide.
Arizona's Valley Forward Association recognized U-Haul with a prestigious Crescordia Award at the 32nd Annual Environmental Excellence Awards on September 29, 2012.
U-Haul is founded on the fundamental philosophy that "division of use and specialization of ownership" are good for both our customers and the environment.
U-Haul has created box programs to help customers save money and the environment by reusing existing boxes.
U-Haul, the largest do-it-yourself moving company in North America, wanted to give its customers renting equipment at more than 15,000 locations in the U.S. and Canada and on uhaul.com a simple way to make their move a little bit greener.
Locating U-Haul Dealers within 3 miles of customers saves fuel, decreases CO2 emissions and reduces traffic congestion.
With direct and indirect energy savings, U-Haul helps mitigate high-energy consumption throughout the U.S. and Canada, demonstrating that excellent environmental practices enhance corporate sustainability and foster a healthier community.
Take A Box, Leave A Box, Re-Use Centers, Van Body Storage, Patriot Truck Leasing
U-Haul Environmental, Health and Safety vision establishes long-range goals.
At U-Haul, we are committed to sustainability through environmental protection, social responsibility and economic efficiency.
U-Haul is proud to partner with two distinguished nonprofit organizations; The Conservation Fund and Tree Canada.
News and Recognition
U-Haul is a proud corporate partner of the National League of Cities.
U-Haul joined a group of elite companies when it recently received the Alliance to Save Energy’s Galaxy Star of Energy Efficiency Award.
For more than 15 years now, U-Haul has offered a biodegradable packing peanut made primarily of corn and potato starch.
U-Haul regards its employees as the most valuable asset in our Company. We are committed to providing a healthy and safe work environment.
More than 50 million people in North America move every year. The average U.S. resident moves 11 times in a lifetime. Moving can be stressful and expensive, and it can also create negative impacts on the environment.
U-Haul initiatives for sustainable manufacturing are aimed at finding innovative solutions to increase eco-efficiency, boost productivity and minimize the waste and costs associated with manufacturing.
U-Haul recognizes that the socioeconomic impact of our business can be significant.
As part of U-Haul Company’s Sustainability Initiative, a fuel-economy gauge is installed in every new-production truck and is being retrofitting into the existing fleet.
More and more investors want to invest in stocks of companies that conduct their business in accordance with the principle of sustainable development.
U-Haul has been practicing business methods that take into consideration the value of natural resources and the Company´s impact on the environment.
Climate change is a global environmental concern with potentially significant consequences for society and the transportation industry
As one of our environmental initiatives, the use of permeable ground cover is a better solution, providing environmental and storm-water benefits, and multifunctional solutions, for a more sustainable and beautiful answer to site design.
After twenty years of service, A U-Haul truck is ready for a new life as a storage unit. Sustainable self storage reuses van bodies that have been detached from retired U-Haul trucks.
We are extremely proud of our recycled furniture pads. The environmental benefits that are achieved while providing the best furniture pad in the industry for our customer, plus the fact that we can keep the cost low for our customers, makes a win-win situation.
U-Haul has made a concerted effort to manufacture equipment that not only serves its customers well, but is also environmentally friendly. So it comes as no surprise that U-Haul would be involved in programs with partners who have the same philosophy.
U-Haul has made a concerted effort to manufacture equipment that not only serves its customers well but also is environmentally friendly. So, it comes as no surprise that U-Haul would be involved in programs with partners who have the same philosophy.