Renault Trucks makes net-zero pledge

Renault Trucks UK & Ireland has unveiled plans to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas status by 2030 across its operations and dealer network.

Working with sustainability and environmental consultancy Avieco, Renault Trucks UK & Ireland set out to understand, manage and improve its environmental and social impacts to create its strategy.

The Sustainability Initiative focuses on all direct and owned indirect emissions from the activities of the organisation.

A breakdown of 2019 emissions data shows that across all Renault Trucks UK & Ireland operations, 44% emissions were from travel, 52% energy and 4% other (waste, paper and water).  

As well as encouraging energy saving behaviours, implementing a zero-waste strategy and other environmental innovations, over the coming decade the Renault Trucks network has also outlined its ambition to switch to 100% fossil free energy.

Carlos Rodrigues, managing director of Renault Trucks UK & Ireland, said: “We recognise the global challenges of climate change and as a business we have a responsibility to act.

“The commitment of our Warwick headquarters and our dealer network to achieve net-zero by 2030 underlines the importance we place on playing our part in creating a more sustainable future.”

Renault Trucks UK & Ireland has identified those areas where greenhouse gas emissions are directly under its control and will act upon those where it can, while others will be managed as part of the wider Volvo Group’s approach. 

In France, home to Renault Trucks’ vehicle manufacturing operations, all sites have been supplied with 100% renewable electricity since January 2019, reducing CO2 emissions.

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