Plans to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) status by 2030 have been set out by Renault Trucks UK & Ireland.

The Sustainability Initiative is part of a nationwide overhaul of Renault’s dealer network and operations in the region. 

Together with consultancy Avieco, the truck manufacturer has sought to understand, manage and improve its environmental impacts. It has subsequently set out a number of targets to hit on the way to net zero GHG. 

The plan initially focuses on the GHG Protocol’s Scope 1 and Scope 2 categories. These two areas include all direct and owned indirect emissions from the truck business. The GHG Protocol’s Scope 3 category covers indirect emissions that are linked to, but not owned by, the company.

Data from 2019 operations shows Renault’s UK & Ireland’s emissions came from: travel (44%); energy (52%) and other (4%). The company is now striving to encourage energy saving and implement a zero waste strategy. Other environmental innovations are designed to help it switch to 100% fossil free energy in the next decade.

“We recognise the global challenges of climate change and as a business we have a responsibility to act,” said Carlos Rodrigues, MD, Renault Trucks UK & Ireland (pictured). “The commitment of our Warwick headquarters and our dealer network to achieve net-zero by 2030 underlines the importance we place on playing our part in creating a more sustainable future.”

“I am grateful and honoured that our private distributors agreed to start this journey with the manufacturer,” he added. “The extended Renault Trucks family will reduce our carbon footprint in many areas of our direct control and value chain.”

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