Our Environmental Commitments

Company Legacy

We’ve carried out some quick maths and worked out roughly how many chains we’ve saved from going to landfill! The number works out at roughly 1.75 million chains since we opened our doors 40 or so years ago, based on the number of kits sold as well as how much we can increase chain life (by up to 3.5 times)! As a business it’s always good to know that your kits are in demand, they’re doing what they’re supposed to and they can help bikers around the world. But it is a great feeling to know that we’ve helped avoid so much scrap metal being dispersed around the world.

Around the Office

The best place to start is Scottoiler HQ, where we combine both an office and production setting in order to best streamline operations. All of the lighting around the office was ripped out and replaced with LED strip lights in order to ensure less energy usage  – the energy we do use has been gathered from our solar panels too. We also operate a Cycle-To-Work scheme which allows everyone the option to lessen their emissions by not taking the car every day – or even the bike! Use of the public transport systems around the office are encouraged too.

We also abide by *the* environmental standard, ISO 140001 to ensure that our standards are in line with other participating businesses across the globe – and we have maintained our status as a Carbon Neutral business since 2018. We’re always looking for more suggestions/initiatives/actions to take or abide by – please contact us with any ideas.

Product Focus

In 2022, we announced our new Scottoiler Biodegradable All Climate Oil (we’ll allow Bio Oil) and this year we made the Biodegradable a standard option with our Systems alongside our Standard Blue and High Temperature Red Scottoil

. Readily biodegradable, as well as operational in all climates, this oil is perfect for those wanting to minimise their footprint every time they ride as well as ensuring they’re sorted for any climate that may be thrown their way (Scotland is good for throwing up random combinations). 

We also offer a great warranty repair service – and where possible we will do our best to repair a system before replacing it entirely. We also offer re-manufactured kits that are taken from returned or repaired stock and resell it on our outlet store – this means we can reduce our waste while offering our customers great savings.

Further Afield

We set up a Memorial Grove last year in the name of our founder, Fraser Scott, after he passed away in April 2022. This memorial grove allowed our supporters to pay their respects to Fraser by planting a tree in the Scottish Highlands, helping to restore beautiful natural habitats. Since we set up the funded, we contribute a portion of our sales every year to this Grove.

If you have any further suggestions for us please contact us through Facebook/Twitter/Instagram or on theinventor@scottoiler.com – No Hassle, Just Ride