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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Road to Green is Orange

Managing Our Environment

Over the past several years, STIHL has made significant investments in research and development to address our environmental footprint. We are dedicated to developing products that not only deliver the performance that our customers demand, but that are also more environmentally responsible. We are proud that our product line features some of the best available technologies and some of the cleanest running outdoor power equipment available today. We will continue to work toward socially responsible environmental stewardship both in our operations and in our manufacturing processes. We are also working to increase environmental awareness in our vendors and business partners. STIHL partners with agencies and organizations that encourage the responsible use of natural resources, promote sustainable growth woodlands, and support the continuing of our future farmers and agribusiness professionals.  

Caring For Nature.
 Have you seen this logo?  The STIHL Inc. "Caring for Nature" seal identifies our powered products and oils that are more environmentally conscious. For powered products, the seal signifies that they produce zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines "low exhaust emissions" as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards. For oils, the seal means that the oils are highly biodegradable, degrading by 80 percent or more within 21 days. After all, taking care of nature is at the very core of of everything we produce.  

Engine Technologies

Low-Emission Engines. STIHL uses a variety of engine technologies to provide powerful, lightweight equipment that delivers low emissions, increased fuel efficiency, low noise and decreased maintenance. You can choose from STIHL's patented hybrid 4-MIX® or stratified charge 2-cycle depending on your particular needs and objectives.

Electric. STIHL also produces a line of corded electric equipment that offers the quality, performance and safety features our customers expect from STIHL, while minimizing environmental impact.

STIHL Cordless Electric outdoor power tools with 36 volts of power feature superior operating speeds so more gets done in less time. The heart of the STIHL system is the 36 volt Lithium-Ion battery. It has no gradual loss of power, and can be charged in as little as 25 minutes with the optional rapid charger. Lithium-Ion products are lighter than most gasoline-powered equipment. Without the restrictions of electric tools, the items in this product line eliminate both fuel costs and exhaust emissions. Choose the greener solution that doesn't sacrifice performance. No Gas. No Cord. No Emissions. No Compromise.  And STIHL has partnered with the RBRC (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation), and batteries can be returned for recycling at participating STIHL servicing dealers: www.call2recycle.org.  

Ergonomic Designs increase operator comfort and safety and help reduce fatigue. From reduced vibration levels and the shape of the handle to the contour of the shoulder straps, STIHL engineers have taken every detail into consideration and designed STIHL equipment with the end user in mind.

Non-Petroleum Based Lubricants and Oils provide a highly biodegradable, more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional oils. These ester or vegetable-based oils are less harmful to humans, animals, microorganisms and plants.

STIHL OILOMATIC® Saw Chains and Ematic™ Guide Bars provide optimal lubrication, longer wear and less oil consumption than conventional methods which can translate into significant cost savings.