Environmental Impact


One of our Core Values here at Ravenol is being 'Responsive', we strive to meet the highest standards of society by being responsive to external changes. One important change to the external environment is climate change, since 1880 the earth's average temperature has risen just over 1 degree celsius. Without action, the earth's average global temperatures are predicted to increase between 1.1 to 5.4 degrees celsius. What does this exactly mean? Ice glaziers are melting, pushing the sea levels higher, oceans are warming and becoming acidified, resulting in marine animals becoming extinct, and many more. As such, every individual and organisation needs to take action to stop forever-lasting damage to our environment.

What is Ravenol doing to support climate change? 


Our firm belief is that sustainable, ecologically and socially responsible actions form the basis for the economic success of Ravensberger Gleitstoffvertrieb GmbH - this reflects our corporate philosophy.

Quote CEO

“We at Ravensberger Gleitstoffvertrieb GmbH (RAVENOL) have been passionately committed to climate protection for years. We see ourselves as architects of a sustainable future in which product innovation and responsibility for our environment go hand in hand. As a medium-sized company that embodies strong environmental awareness both internally and externally, we show that sustainability is not just a goal, but a deeply rooted corporate value.”
Paul Becher, CEO RAVENOL

Environmentally friendly energy supply

Thanks to our photovoltaic systems, we significantly minimize our annual CO₂ footprint. We are already reducing CO₂ emissions by around 22 tonnes per year - this corresponds to the emissions of harmful greenhouse gases from around 10,000 cars.

Sustainable production, better prices

Through efficient use of resources and optimization of work processes, it is possible to save energy costs, offer potentially more competitive prices and achieve an improved positioning in market competition.

Innovation for the environment

RAVENOL set standards in the lubricant industry back in 2014 with the first API-licensed and approved engine oil with the API SN specification and SAE 0W-16 viscosity. Our engine oil is based on the proven CleanSynto® technology and helps protect the environment by saving fuel and reducing emissions.

Seal “Focus on the Future”

The award from “Fokus Zukunft” ensures that the compensation of emissions is handled properly and legally.
This allows us to transparently show international customers our corporate strategy for avoiding and compensating for CO₂ emissions.
RAVENOL has met the strict requirements of “Fokus Zukunft” for the products.





In 2020, Ravenol announced that Deutsche Ölwerke Lubmin GmbH (which is part of the Ravenol Group) commissioned its jetty, where the first tanker was welcomed. The tanker was named the “Amaranth” tanker, which is for IMO Types II and III and is specially designed for transporting petrochemical products, with a length of 109 metres and a width of 17 metres. The total load-bearing capacity of this ship is more than 6,400 tonnes and is equivalent to the amount delivered by around 300 tanker trucks, therefore greatly reducing their the carbon footprint during transportation. For more information, read our article here.

With the new tanker unloading facility, raw materials arriving by sea are directly pumped into the existing base oil storage facility consisting of several tanks via an intelligently integrated pipeline bridges. 











Ravenol have set out a Sustainable Code of Conduct 'Environmental Protection' to bear responsibility for continuously improving the environmental compatibility of Ravenol products and conservative use of natural resources bearing economic aspects in mind. Ravenol's products, services and processes are designed to be environmentally sound. In all activities, Ravenol want to proactively avoid harmful effects on the environment. Ravenol use resources and energy economical and strive to minimize waste, sewage, noise and other emissions and produce eco-friendly products, looking at the entire lifecycle. 




The protection of the environment is the second major component of Ravenol's corporate mission. By creating and sustaining a safe, health-orientated and performance-driven working environment, and operating a proactive environmental protection policy, Ravenol can contribute to the continuance and success of our company. Ravenol's engagement in this regard is regularly affirmed by the Technical Inspection Authority, issued in the form of a certificate in line with DIN EN ISO 14001:2009. The following basic principles therefore apply:

Efficient environmental management

Ravenol's environmental management system is constantly being improved by regularly examining the implementation of its guidelines and the success of its management system in all areas.

Safe and employee-friendly workstations

Ravenol are convinced that all work-related accidents and workplace illnesses are, in fact, avoidable. Motivated employees and supervisors support Ravenol in its mission towards the elimination of work-related accidents. Ravenol consider the protection of its employees and contractors to be of equal importance. The design of Ravenol's workstations and operational procedures reflect the latest levels of understanding and attribute a high degree of importance to the ergonomic design of its workstations.

Reliable conduct

Ravenol are devoted to adhering to all laws and requirements on the subject of workplace and environmental protection. Ravenol act responsibly towards our own rules, which often go above and beyond the legal stipulations. Ravenol plans, buys, operates and maintains its own machines and pieces of equipment in such a manner that all possible dangers can be excluded, risks can be minimised and disruptions in operation can be avoided, and are constantly seeking the latest updates in technology.

Low environmental impact and eco-friendly products

In all of its activities, Ravenol aims to use foresight to avoid damaging effects on the environment by using raw materials and energy sparingly. Ravenol strive to produce as little waste material, waste water, noise and other emissions wherever it is possible. With the life cycle in mind, all the products Ravenol manufacture are eco-friendly.

Responsible-minded employees

By imparting regular information, instruction and advanced training, Ravenol are able to further the skills and awareness of its employees and business partners in the interest of safe working procedures and environmental protection in all sectors of the company.

The company is actively developing CIP (Continuous Improvement Process) even further, which has already been introduced and works by rewarding suggestions for improvement, through its cooperation with workers and staff members, and as a consequence the image of the company at the same time.

Preventative measures

Ravenol protects its employees from health-related disturbances and environment from damage by implementing wide-ranging preventative measures. Ravenol therefore guarantees a comprehensive and effective emergency care provision against injuries for all its employees and visitors.

In doing so, Ravenol upholds its responsibility towards its employees and towards the generations of the future.