Volvo challenge to suppliers

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Volvo Trucks is challenging its transport suppliers to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 20 per cent within the next two years as part of its climate strategy which already aims at, among other things, carbon-neutral production, energy efficiency, alternative fuel technology and recycling.

President and chief executive Staffan Jufors says: “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. Our emissions can be rapidly reduced through a number of measures, such as reduced fuel consumption, more efficient logistics, the use of bio-fuels and the replacement of old vehicles.”

The plan is that Volvo Logistics, which is responsible for Volvo Trucks’ transports, will develop a set of concrete measures together with its suppliers. “We are prepared to take on the tough challenge that a 20 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2010 implies,” says Åke Niklasson, president of Volvo Logistics.

In conjunction with the “Logistics & Transport” exhibition in Gothenburg, which takes place from May 20 to 22, Volvo Logistics will present its action plan for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.

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