WWF Climate Savers

Volvo CE is taking an active role in tackling climate change. The company has been a member of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Climate Savers program since 2012, joining the Volvo Group in promoting environmental awareness, developing efficient new technologies and encouraging sustainable development.

Volvo CE’s president Martin Weissburg further reinforced this commitment at the 2015 WWF Climate Savers China Annual Conference in Sanya, China. Mr. Weissburg spoke about the importance of achieving sustainable development in the industry.

“The infrastructure industry and the environment are inextricably linked,” he said. “As the Volvo Group deepens its cooperation with the WWF Climate Savers Program to face the challenges brought by climate change, we are greatly inspired to create a more sustainable environment for future generations.”

The agreement includes the Construction Climate Challenge – a program that aims at further reducing the construction industry’s impact on the environment. It shares best practices, resources and knowledge with academics, industry representatives and politicians, providing funding for new research.

To hear Martin Weissburg explain the importance of the Construction Climate Challenge, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCb2L-FDybw

 

Volvo CE’s Climate Savers Commitment 2015-2020

Efficiency in action
Volvo CE will further improve the fuel efficiency of its machines – reducing CO2 emissions by 7 million tons between 2015 and 2020.

Look to the future
Volvo CE will develop new, efficient technologies to help reduce the environmental impact of its machines.

Industry-leading standards
Volvo CE will actively participate in the International Standardization Organization’s (ISO) work to develop a standard for machine fuel efficiency within the construction equipment industry.

Sustainable sites
Volvo CE will drive energy efficiency improvements at each of its global production sites.

Customer care
Volvo CE will encourage its customers to promote sustainable development, providing training and support for efficient machine use.

Construction Climate Challenge
Volvo CE will drive the Construction Climate Challenge program to promote environmental awareness and to support research to tackle climate change.