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.
Recycled furniture and moving pads
In 1997, U-Haul collaborated with its furniture pad vendor and Lee Jeans Co. to pioneer the use of denim scraps to make our rental furniture pads. The process reclaims preconsumer textile waste cut from material used to manufacture jeans. Today, the pads are a special composite of cuttings from a variety of textiles, including denim from jeans. Once reclaimed, the scraps are combined in a process that creates attractive nonwoven pads that are durable, soft, cushiony, colorfast, thick and big enough to protect our customer´s belongings.
With demand for furniture pads that requires U-Haul to purchase over a million new pads each year, the decision to use the regenerated cotton scraps allows the annual diversion of 2.4 million pounds of recyclable materials from landfills. In addition to reducing filler in landfills, no additional pesticides or dyes are used and no additional water consumption is required to grow more cotton. These extra benefits to the environment are often overlooked.
We are extremely proud of this product. 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.
One million U-Haul customers have supported The Conservation Fund's Go Zero program. Read here to learn about the impact of that support.
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.
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.
U-Haul is proud to partner with two distinguished nonprofit organizations; The Conservation Fund and Tree Canada.
News and Recognition
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.