The Petroleum Quality Institute of America
Founded in 2009, the Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) is an independent resource for information and insights on the quality and integrity of lubricants in the marketplace.
PQIA’s mission is to serve the consumer of lubricants by testing and reporting on the quality and integrity of lubricants in the marketplace. It is expected that this improved visibility of quality will lead to wider conformance by lubricant manufacturers to specification and performance claims.
Transparency and Accessibility
- All data from testing of branded lubricants are made public
- We identify the brands tested and the results of those tests
- PQIA’s test data on brands is easily accessible to anyone on its website
- PQIA provides straight talk information and insights to help educate consumers
PQIA Code of Ethical Business Conduct. The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) Code of Ethical Business Conduct (Code) is the cornerstone of the PQIA initiative as it clearly and strictly defines the standards by which PQIA and its management, employees, and supporter (“Supporters”) will conduct business in the lubricants marketplace. It is the intent of PQIA that this Code will ensure that all PQIA Supporters conduct themselves to a high level of ethical conduct, and comply with the requirements set forth by API, the ACC, and government regulations as they pertain to the manufacturing and marketing of lubricants. A key to this Code is that PQIA’s Supporters commit to comply with the Code and to provide reasonable access to their products for checks of such compliance. It is understood that failure to comply with the Code will result in the termination of any affiliation with PQIA.
PQIA Advisory Board
The Petroleum Quality Institute of America’s Advisory Board comprises a distinguished group of professionals with prominence in a broad range of fields in the lubricants business. The role of the Advisory Board is to provide PQIA’s management with guidance, advice, recommendations and counsel in how to best pursue PQIA’s purpose and mission.
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