Volvo Trucks Seeks Rapid Reduction in Carbon-Dioxide Emissions

Volvo Trucks is, through Volvo Logistics, challenging its transporters to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by 20 percent within the next two years. This challenge is yet another element in Volvo Trucks’ climate strategy which already aims at, among other things, carbon-neutral production, energy efficiency, alternative fuel technology and recycling.

“I want the transporters who deliver goods to and from our main factories in Europe to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent by 2010. This is part of our climate strategy,” says Volvo Trucks’ President and CEO, Staffan Jufors. “Our emissions can be rapidly reduced through a number of measures, such as reduced fuel consumption, more efficient logistics, the use of biofuels and the replacement of old vehicles.”

Volvo Trucks already offers a number of products and services whose purpose is to reduce fuel consumption and, thereby, the environmental impact of Volvo Trucks’ customers. One example of this is Fuelwatch.

Volvo Logistics is working together with transporters Volvo Logistics, which is responsible for Volvo Trucks’ transports, will develop a set of concrete measures together with its suppliers. “We are prepared to take on the tough challenge that a 20 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2010 implies,” says Åke Niklasson, President of Volvo Logistics.

In conjunction with the “Logistics & Transport” exhibition in Göteborg, which takes place from May 20 to 22, Volvo Logistics will present its action plan for the reduction of carbon dioxide.

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