Groupe Renault receives award for reducing C02 emissions from its freight activities

At the end of 2017, Groupe Renault’s Supply Chain had achieved a reduction of nearly 9% in CO2 emissions from its logistics activities in Europe, following an initial commitment to a 7% reduction.

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As a signatory of the FRET21 scheme Groupe Renault has received an award for the best progress in reducing CO2 emissions from its freight transport, from among participating companies.

Involved in FRET21 since 2015, Groupe Renault was in the top ten companies to voluntarily reduce the environmental impact of their freight activities. At the end of 2017, Groupe Renault’s Supply Chain had achieved a reduction of nearly 9% in CO2 emissions from its logistics activities in Europe, following an initial commitment to a 7% reduction.

As part of this commitment, the Group has defined several actions to reduce its impact, including working on:

-           The optimization of the filling rate of the means of transport and reduction of the kilometres /m3 travelled.

-           The reduction of fuel consumption for the transport of its goods.

-           The use of multimodal transport by promoting rail and maritime transport.

The Voluntary Commitments for the Environment - Transport and Logistics" programme (EVE) proposes 3 measures: FRET21 for shippers, Objective CO2 for freight and passenger carriers and EVCOM for freight forwarders, as well as the implementation of an environmental data exchange platform between transport stakeholders. This programme supports companies in reducing the energy and environmental impact of their transport and logistics activities. The programme is run by ADEME and the Professional Organisations (AUTF, CGI, FNTR, FNTV, OTRE, Union TLF) and is supported by the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition and the Ministry of Transport.

In parallel with the experimentation conducted with the start-up NEOLINE to develop a sustainable maritime transport service powered by wind, Groupe Renault's involvement in the FRET21 system illustrates the Group’s ambition to reduce the ecological footprint of each vehicle throughout its life cycle, from the transport of manufacturing parts to customer delivery and end-of-life processing.

Groupe Renault was the first car manufacturer to set a public and quantified target for reducing its carbon footprint. Compared to 2010, the decrease was -18.2% in 2016 and the objective by 2022 is to reduce the Group's carbon footprint by 25%.

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