Volvo seeks rapid reduction in emissions

Through Volvo Logistics, Volvo Trucks is challenging its transporters to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent within the next two years.

According to Volvo Trucks' president and chief executive officer 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.”

Volvo Logistics, which is responsible for Volvo Trucks transports, will develop a set of concrete measures with its suppliers. “We are prepared to take on the tough challenge that a 20 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2010 implies,” said Ake Niklasson, president of Volvo Logistics.

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

TAGS: Emissions
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