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Advancing Asia’s lubricants industry with support, expertise and sustainability.


Lubricants are uniquely positioned to assist organisations with achieving their sustainability goals. They help optimise use, prevent wear and early obsolescence—in doing so reducing emissions, replacements and the volume of mechanical parts entering landfills. An increase in efficiency also reduces the need for more energy.

However, the lubricants industry is changing rapidly, and sustainability requirements have exploded in recent times. There is a level of confusion around sustainability definitions, strategy and processes which poses challenges for our sector.

Our Journey

As an environmentally and socially responsible association, ALIA is fully supportive of local and global efforts to shape an energy future that meets the goals of United Nations’ climate initiatives. In a survey of our members, sustainability was recognised as one of the three key issues for their organisations. Therefore, we have firmly embedded sustainability as one of the top priorities within our organisation.

Our sustainability actions

Our Sustainability Commitment

In 2020, we published the ALIA Sustainability Statement which details our commitment to sustainability and firmly positions us at the forefront of lubricant industry associations. The document outlines ALIA’s core values, our leadership role, support for local community programs and for related sectors.    

Sustainability Subcommittee Established

Subcommittees serve as the dynamic working engine within a trade association, focusing on specific areas of interest or concern. They enable collaboration, innovation, and strategy formulation, harnessing member expertise to address industry challenges and opportunities effectively. We established our sustainability subcommittee in 2021 to direct our sustainability efforts.

Sustainability Program

We have developed a comprehensive program of activity that advocates for a sustainable future for the Asian lubricants industry and provides sustainability transition support. The program includes webinars and events, general education and whitepapers, collaboration on strategy for sustainability, participation in global technical standards and direct support for our members.

Key Focus Areas

Harmonisation of ESG standards, working globally

Support on circularity, sustainability accounting an reporting, modern day anti-slavery

Development of online resources and toolkits for sustainability scope

Driving awareness and investing in sustainability responses

Government engagement