We have now set Science Based Targets covering all relevant emissions, from production as well as customer use phase. The environmental footprint from our operations is relatively small compared to that from the use phase of our products. Nevertheless, we are constantly considering climate and the environmental footprint from our industrial activities. As we strive for more sustainable production, we continuously reduce waste and emissions, optimize water use and improve our handling of solvents, oils and chemicals.
Our commitment to SBTi includes direct and energy indirect emissions from operations, purchased goods and services to be able to reach net-zero by 2040.
One impactful measure is to replace fossil energy with renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, biomass and biofuels. The Volvo Group has production facilities in 18 countries and approximately 100 sites around the world. Currently, six of our sites are certified as renewable energy facilities powered by 100% renewable energy and several sites source parts of their energy from renewable sources.
Although renewable energy is not yet available in all markets, we foresee an increase in supply throughout the world. When available at acceptable conditions, renewable energy is always our first choice. In 2021, 40% of the total energy sourced by Volvo Group’s operations (production, technology centers, warehouses and dealership sites) was from renewable sources.
With 2019 as baseline, our science-based targets include reducing scope 1 and 2 emissions by 50% by 2030.
This target is set aiming for the 1.5oC ambition in the Paris agreement and valid across our global organization. Read more about our climate targets and performance targets here.
|Absolute values related to net sales||2021||2020||2019|
|Energy usage, GWh||2,423||2,043||2,355|
|Whereof renewable energy||40%||37%||35%|
|Direct GHG emissions, CO₂e, scope 1 x1,000 tons; tons||245||205||245|
|Indirect GHG emissions, CO₂e scope 2, x1,000 tons||114||121||124|
|Scope 1 and 2 total CO₂e x1,000 tons||359||326||369|
|Indirect GHG emissions, CO₂e scope 3.11, (use of sold products), x1,000,000 tons||286||241||323|
|Water consumption, x1,000 m3||4,628||4,865||5,389|
|Nitrogen oxide emissions, NOx, tons||223||192||291|
|Solvent emissions, tons||1,304||1,224||1,406|
|Sulphur dioxide emissions, SOx, tons||5||3.7||8.5|
|Hazardous waste, tons||53,314||51,712||50,909|
|Net sales from Industrial Operations, SEK bn||361.1||326.5||418.4|
|Net sales Group, incl financial services||372.2||338.4||431.9|
Environmental progress is a key element in our mission to drive prosperity through transport and infrastructure solutions.