“Our commitment to WWF will generate concrete progress, and demonstrates that we are serious about our emission reduction efforts that harmonize with our vision of sustainable and zero emission transportation in the future. Climate Savers imposes very high demand on the Volvo Group, and we are proud to be able to continue the cooperation,” says Volvo President and CEO, Olof Persson.
In 2010, the Volvo Group was the first producer of heavy trucks and vehicles in the world to join the WWF program Climate Savers. Climate Savers involves multi-national companies in the fight to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions. 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.
This electric hybrid Volvo Bus is a part of the CityMobility concept in Gothenburg
The Volvo Group is still the only automotive manufacturer that is a member of Climate Savers and the unique strategic cooperation will now increase. In addition to a promise to reduce emissions from vehicles and production during the 2015 to 2020 period, Volvo will implement a number of activities aimed at accelerating the development toward lower and ultimately zero carbon emissions throughout the transport and construction sector.
The commitment includes:
"The transport sector has a very large impact on the climate. As part of a broader strategy to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, voluntary initiatives from businesses are very important. The Volvo Group’s commitments are a good example of how the transport sector can and should bring down its emissions across the value chain, with potential to change the future of transportation and construction. I welcome Volvo’s commitment and encourage them to continue progressing towards ever more ambitious targets, and I hope their efforts will also encourage others to follow suit,” says Marco Lambertini, Director General of WWF International.
The Volvo Group will launch the renewed cooperation with WWF during a press conference at the Group’s Sustainability Forum on November 26. Reporters who wish to attend the press conference are welcome to Münchenbryggeriet, Torkel Knutsonsgatan 2, Stockholm, at 14.15 pm.
Journalists who would like further information, please contact:
Karin Wik, Volvo Group, tel +46 765 53 10 20
Marie von Zeipel, WWF, tel +46 706 29 10 77