Volvo CE President, Martin Weissburg, took part in the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) 2015 Climate Savers China Annual Conference earlier this month, where he spoke about the initiatives the company has implemented in order to lower its carbon emissions.
Martin Weissburg, President of Volvo Construction Equipment (third from right) joined the panel 'Green Innovative solutions' with Ms Winnie Lu, WWF Climate & Energy Program Director (left) and other representatives from Climate Saver companies.
“The infrastructure industry and the environment are inextricably linked,” said Mr Weissburg. “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 Volvo Group renewed its commitment to the WWF Climate Savers Programme in November 2014. This included a pledge to reduce its emissions from products and production by at least 40 million t of CO2 by 2020 compared with 2013. For Volvo CE, this involves developing technologies and production processes with increased efficiencies and a lower environmental footprint.
Volvo CE is also taking part in the Construction Climate Challenge (CCC), which was launched last year. This aims to reduce the construction sector’s impact on the world’s climate by sharing best practice, resources and knowledge with academics, industry representatives and politicians, and providing research funding.
In January 2014, Volvo CE was the first in the sector to achieve ‘carbon neutral’ status for its articulated hauler production facility in Braås, Sweden.
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham
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