U-Haul has surpassed $400,000 in customer contributions to Tree Canada, a non-profit organization dedicated to planting and protecting trees in Canada.
Environmental, Health and Safety Policy
U-Haul Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) vision establishes long-range goals that enable U-Haul to meet its goals, today and into the future, by delivering leading environmental, health and safety performance which is consistent with our corporate sustainability goals.
The U-Haul policy is to conduct EHS operations in a way that provides a common framework connecting business operations with the systematic management of EHS risks, opportunities and impact. We accomplish this goal by continuously measuring and improving performance.
Environmental – The principles of sustainability are the foundation that enables us to remain committed to establishing performance-based environmental programs. This focus on sustainability aligns our company’s daily business operations today and those of tomorrow with sustainable business and environmental practices.
Compliance – Compliance is only a starting point for our commitment to meeting and exceeding environmental, health and safety regulatory requirements. When necessary and appropriate, we establish and comply with standards of our own design, which often exceed legal mandates.
Conservation – Company products, services, processes and facilities are committed to incorporating objectives and targets that are continuously reviewed toward preventing pollution at the source. When waste cannot be avoided, we are committed to recycling, treatment and disposal in ways that minimize undesirable effects on our environmental and natural resources.
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.
One million U-Haul customers have supported The Conservation Fund's Go Zero program. Read here to learn about the impact of that support.
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 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.
Adaptive Reuse, Take A Box, Leave A Box, Re-Use Centers, Van Body Storage, Patriot Truck Leasing
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 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.
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
With more than 15,000 neighborhood facilities that employ thousands of local residents, U-Haul makes significant contributions to sustainable local communities.
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.
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.