Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Volvo plans greenhouse gas cut

Volvo Trucks is pressing the transport operators who deliver to its factories to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 20 per cent within the next two years.

Volvo Logistics, which is responsible for Volvo Trucks’ transport operations, will develop a set of concrete measures together with its suppliers. Then it will present its action plan for the reduction of carbon dioxide.

“I want the transporters who deliver goods to and from our main factories in Europe to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions by 20 per cent by 2010. This is part of our climate strategy,” says Volvo Trucks’ president and chief executive Staffan Jufors.

“Our emissions can be rapidly reduced through a number of measures, such as reduced fuel consumption, more efficient logistics, the use of biofuels and the replacement of old vehicles.”