WWF Climate Savers

WWF Climate Savers

The WWF Climate Savers program involves multinational companies in the battle to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions. Climate Savers objective is to recognize corporate leadership on climate solutions: develop low, zero or carbon positive business models and demonstrate that reductions in greenhouse gas emissions can go hand-in-hand with economic growth.

About the partnership

About the partnership

The Volvo Group´s long-standing relationship with WWF and its Climate Savers Program has committed us to take urgent action to combat climate change. As a member in the program, Volvo Group pledge to reduce its carbon-dioxide emissions pursuant to an agreement between us and the WWF. The results are reviewed by independent technical experts.

First automotive manufacturer in the world

First automotive manufacturer in the world

In 2010, the Volvo Group became the world’s first automotive manufacturer to join Climate Savers, in an agreement whereby the Group’s truck brands committed to reduce the total amount of CO2 emitted during the lifetime of trucks manufactured and sold from 2009 to 2014, by 13 million tons, compared to trucks manufactured in 2008. We also promised to cut emissions from our plants by half a million tons by 2014. In 2012, Volvo Construction Equipment and Volvo Buses were included in the agreement.

The commitment 2015-2020

An important element of our new 2015-2020 commitment is to act as a magnifier for Climate Savers. This means focusing on activities that enhance environmental development within the transport and infrastructure sectors.

Products

Products

A cumulative reduction of emissions from products and production by at least 40 Million tons of CO2 by 2020 compared with 2013.

Production

Production

Improving energy efficiency in production by implementing energy saving measures giving 150 GWh/year in savings. This corresponds to 8% of the energy use in Volvo Group’s production sites.

Transport

Transport

Reducing CO2 emissions per produced unit from the Volvo Group freight transport by 20% by 2020.

• Developing truck prototypes with substantially lower fuel consumption compared with a corresponding truck today.

• Volvo CE will develop and demonstrate technologies with considerable efficiency improvements.

• Encourage and help ten selected suppliers to improve energy efficiency.

• 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.

• Hosting the Construction Climate Challenge (CCC) 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.

The Volvo Group Annual and Sustainability Report 2016

Results from the Climate Savers commitment

Progress and results of the Climate Savers commitment are reported yearly in the Volvo Group Annual and Sustainability Report on page 44.

Annual and Sustainability Report 2016(PDF, 8.9 MB)