Doha Marketing Services Company (Domasco), exclusive distributor of Volvo cars in Qatar, has announced the launch of Volvo’s plan to reduce its lifecycle carbon footprint per car by 40% between 2018 and 2025.
This is the first, tangible step towards Volvo Cars’ ambition of becoming a climate neutral company by 2040.
The plan represents concrete actions in line with the global Paris climate agreement of 2015, which seeks to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
As a near term step towards its 2040 ambition, Volvo Cars is implementing a set of ambitious, immediate measures in its efforts to reduce the company’s lifecycle CO2 footprint per car by 40% between 2018 and 2025.
At that point in time, the company also aims for its global manufacturing network to be fully climate neutral.
To achieve the target, the company has set a number of goals for different parts of its operations.
The previously communicated goal of generating 50% of global sales from fully-electric cars by 2025 is a prominent one, which would result in a 50% reduction in tailpipe carbon emissions per car between 2018 and 2025.
Other short-term ambitions include a 25% reduction of CO2 emissions related to its global supply chain by 2025, a 25% share of recycled plastics in new Volvo cars by 2025 and a 25% reduction of carbon emissions generated by the company’s overall operations, including manufacturing and logistics.
Volvo Cars was the first conventional car maker to commit to all-out electrification and phasing out cars powered only by an internal combustion engine.
As of 2019, every new Volvo launched ‘will be electrified’.
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