The Volvo Group is renewing its partnership with a new commitment to the World Wide Fund for the nonprofit’s Nature’s Climate Savers program.
The commitment includes:
- A cumulative reduction of emissions from products and production by at least 40 million tons of CO2 by 2020 compared with 2013.
- Developing a truck prototype with substantially lower fuel consumption compared with a corresponding truck today.
- Volvo will develop and demonstrate technologies with considerable efficiency improvements. Volvo estimates the new prototypes to be at least 30 percent better than a standard 2013 year model.
- Starting up a so-called city mobility concept in at least five cities. City mobility is the collective term for an offering in which Volvo Buses collaborates with cities and regions to find the best and most energy-efficient public transport solution. One example is to plan for the infrastructure required for electric city buses.
- Encourage and help 10 selected suppliers to improve energy efficiency.
- Hosting the Construction Climate Challenge that aims to create a dialogue with construction industry representatives, academia and politicians, as well as providing funding for new research and share existing knowledge and resources to help the industry make a difference for generations to come.
In 2010, the Volvo Group was the first producer of heavy trucks and vehicles in the world to join the WWF program Climate Savers. The companies included in Climate Savers pledge to reduce their carbon-dioxide emissions pursuant to an agreement between the company, WWF and independent technical experts.
Coca-Cola Company, Johnson & Johnson, Sony, Volvo and other members of WWF’s Climate Savers program cut their carbon dioxide emissions by more than 100 million tons over the period 1999 to 2011, according to an independent review of the program released in 2012.