The company’s involvement in the Climate-neutral Freight Transportation (KNEG) joint project provided a source of inspiration for Staffan Jufors, President and CEO for Volvo Trucks, when he challenged Volvo Trucks’transport partners in the end of 2006.
“The challenge was willingly accepted by both Volvo Logistics and our partners. Together with our hauliers, we have embraced this project with great enthusiasm. Working with clear environmental goals is very rewarding,” says Åke Niklasson.
During the first year of the project, CO2 emissions from factory transports were reduced by four percent.
Improvements in many areas
Efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions have focused on a number of areas:
Improved environment and more efficient transport
“Together with our transport partners, we have gone over our operations with a fine-toothed comb to find new areas showing potential for improvement. What's more, in several cases our green initiatives have increased transport efficiency and reduced costs. Naturally, these are very welcome side effects,” says Åke Niklasson.
May 29, 2009
For further information please contact:
Lars Mårtensson, Environmental Director, Volvo Trucks,
tel: +46 31 322 65 27, e-mail: email@example.com