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CO2e Impact of Recycled Parts: Integrated Car Part Pro Reports Help Net-Zero Goals

Fort Wright, Kentucky — 35 MILLION METRIC TONNES of CO2e.* That’s the potential reduction of carbon emissions annually from Car-Part.com’s North American marketplaces, if quotes for top recycled parts are being utilized instead of new parts. That’s the equivalent of 32 percent of annual Canadian driving emissions!† That’s big news for collision industry companies with commitments to reach net-zero and for the auto recyclers who actually power the CO2e savings.

iPro Analytics Quantifies CO2e Savings for Insurers, MSOs, and Banner Collision Groups

At Aviva Canada’s Net-Zero Supplier Summit in April 2024, Jeff Schroder (Founding CEO, Car-Part.com) unveiled several new CO2e Savings Reports that quantify the carbon emissions that are saved by choosing recycled auto parts. These CO2e Savings Reports are available immediately for insurers and MSOs/banners using the Integrated Car Part Pro (iPro) alternative parts marketplace.

These CO2e Savings Reports, integrated into iPro Analytics, help companies measure and report the carbon impact achieved by sourcing recycled parts through the iPro marketplace. With 200 million parts, exclusive supply chain technology, and an assembly-optimized workflow critical for sourcing recycled parts, iPro helps insurers and repairers increase their recycled parts usage by several percentage points. iPro is also fully integrated with the Mitchell Cloud Estimating (MCE) parts portal and currently serves 5,000 MCE users in Canada.

Jeff Schroder said:
“We want to do our part to help lower carbon emissions, and quantifying the CO2e savings from using recycled parts is an important step to help repairers and insurers achieve their net-zero commitments. We appreciate Aviva Canada’s partnership and efforts in encouraging their suppliers to achieve net-zero targets. We’re excited to have these CO2e Savings Reports available immediately to iPro insurers, MSOs, and banners, so they can start assessing and calculating their savings today.”

Commitment to Reach Net-Zero

Choosing recycled parts instead of new manufacturing reduces human-caused emissions, and the new CO2e Savings Reports from iPro Analytics give shops the ability to meaningfully measure their contribution (and reduce the need to financially invest in other carbon removal measures).

As a partner with Aviva, Car-Part.com is also committed to achieving net-zero operations.

OARA’s CO2e Impact Study

The data used in the iPro Analytics reports is based on CO2e savings data from a recent Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) environmental impact study of the top recycled parts sourced in the Ontario market. OARA’s recent study, “The Environmental Benefits for Green Recycled Parts in Ontario,” calculated the potential emissions avoided when a reused part is used in the place of a new part.

Additionally, Car-Part.com is continually seeking out other data sources and improving data in the CO2e Savings Reports to include more parts, and distinctions for various popular vehicle types.

The Road to Net-Zero

As the Canadian collision repair industry strives toward a net-zero future, recycled parts can significantly help in reducing carbon emissions. With the capacity to save 35 million metric tonnes of CO2e annually in North America, recycled auto parts are at the forefront of environmental stewardship.

For more information about iPro or the CO2e information available with iPro Analytics, contact Tim Schneider at 859-448-3702.

Footnotes/Sources:

* “35 million metric tonnes of CO2e” calculated based on data from these sources:
• Integrated Car Part Pro Analytics (for Car-Part.com) v2.27 Market KG Co2e report (2023, January 1-2023, December 1)
• Oakdene Hollins and Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (2023, September). THE ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF GREEN RECYCLED PARTS IN ONTARIO. https://oara.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/OARA-Final-GreenRecycledParts-report.pdf
† “Equivalent of 32 percent of annual Canadian driving emissions” calculated based on these data points/sources:
• 26.3 million Canadian registered vehicles (2022) source: Statistics Canada (2024, March 12). Automotive statistics. https://www.statcan.gc.ca/en/topics-start/automotive
• 15,200 km/yr average Canadian kilometers traveled source: Office of Energy Efficiency (2010, October 6). 2008 Canadian Vehicle Survey Update Report. Natural Resources Canada. https://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/publications/statistics/cvs08/chapter2.cfm
• 3.7 km driven/kg CO2e emitted source: United States Environmental Protection Agency (2023, August 28). Greenhouse Gas Emissions from a Typical Passenger Vehicle. https://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/greenhouse-gas-emissions-typical-passenger-vehicle

 

 

 

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