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Renault Trucks commits to net zero by 2030

Carlos Rodrigues, Managing Director, Renault Trucks UK & Ireland

Renault Trucks UK & Ireland is launching a transformation programme across its operations and dealer network to achieve net zero greenhouse gas status by 2030.

The sustainability initiative, which Renault worked with consultancy Avieco to develop, mainly focuses on the greenhouse gas protocol’s scope 1 and scope 2 categories, which include all direct and owned indirect emissions from the activities of the organisation.

A breakdown of 2019 emissions data shows that across all Renault Trucks UK & Ireland operations, 44% emissions were from travel, 52% energy and 4% other (waste, paper and water). As well as encouraging energy saving behaviours, implementing a zero waste strategy and other environmental innovations, over the coming decade the Renault Trucks network has also outlined its ambition to switch to 100% fossil free energy.

The greenhouse gas protocol’s scope 3 category covers indirect emissions that are linked to, but not owned by, the company. Renault Trucks UK & Ireland has identified those areas which are directly under its control and will act upon those where it can, while other will be managed as part of the wider Volvo Group’s approach.

Carlos Rodrigues, managing director, Renault Trucks UK & Ireland, said: “Our sustainability initiative in the UK and Ireland is forward-thinking; delivering this change will take bold thinking, innovation and collaboration with our private dealer network.

"While some of these changes are happening already, with the Covid-19 pandemic hastening the shift to home working and reduced travel, some changes will require longer term transition and investment.

"We are determined to decarbonise our operations and make a difference.

"We will be sharing the steps we are taking along this journey to reduce our carbon footprint gradually, starting in 2021.”

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