Volvo Construction Equipment and Volvo Buses have joined the Volvo Group’s cooperation with WWF Climate Savers to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by 30 million tons from construction equipment, buses and trucks manufactured through 2014. Volvo’s joint-venture company, SDLG, which manufactures construction equipment in China, will also become the first-ever Chinese company to be a member of Climate Savers.
“By expanding the partnership with the WWF to include our buses and construction equipment, the Volvo Group demonstrates that it is serious about continuously raising the targets in terms of reducing carbon-dioxide emissions from our products, by complying with our vision for sustainable and carbon-neutral future transportation,” said Olof Persson, Volvo Group CEO.
WWF is one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, whose vision is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF’s Climate Savers program involves multinational companies in the battle to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions. These companies pledge to reduce their carbon-dioxide emissions pursuant to an agreement between the WWF and the company. The results will be reviewed by independent technical experts. The agreed target must be more ambitious than the company would have set on its own, and must also signify that the company is leading its sector in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
“Emissions in the transport sector have a major impact on the climate and must be met with vigorous initiatives,” said Håkan Wirtén, secretary general of WWF Sweden. “It is therefore very encouraging that the Volvo Group now wants to broaden their cooperation with WWF by expanding to new business areas."
The Volvo Group is headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden. For more information, visit www.volvogroup.com.