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2021-04-22 | Beijing

Greener Future with Reduced Carbon Footprint: Volvo Group China Hosts Seminar on Sustainable Development and Introduces “Greener Future with Reduced Carbon Footprint” Project

Volvo Group China hosted a seminar on sustainable development and a series of activities on-site at  the location of its “Greener Future with Reduced Carbon Footprint” Giant Panda Habitat Restoration and Afforestation Project, which was launched with Beijing Entrepreneur Environmental Protection Foundation in December last year. During the seminar, Volvo Group together with its close business partners, ecological institutions, and media representatives exchanged views on the practices of emissions reduction and sustainable development for creating an ecologically friendly society. A joint initiative to “Build a sustainable suture for transport and infrastructure Industry was launched.

Liu Lunbin, Deputy Director of Ya'an Forestry Bureau, Shi Huazhi, Deputy Mayor of Yingjing County Government, Yang Hong, Director-General of the Administrative Bureau of Daxiangling Nature Reserve, Zhang Li, Secretary-General of Beijing Entrepreneur Environmental Protection Foundation, Yang Biao, Deputy Secretary-General of Beijing Entrepreneur Environmental Protection Foundation, Inge Zhou, Vice President, Corporate Communications Volvo Group China and representatives of different business areas from Volvo Group attended the event.

In recent years, “Green development” has become a focus of global concern, and China has also set its target to reach peak emissions before 2030 and be carbon- neutral by 2060. Measures have been in place to tackle problems such as climate change and improve environment protection during the "14th Five-Year Plan" period. Volvo Group’s sustainability strategy focuses on "Climate", "Resource" and "People" , which is implemented  throughout its value chain from  R&D, procurement, production, operation and services, to its up- and downstream business partners to realize low-carbon and environmentally friendly sustainable development. The Greener Future with Smaller Carbon Footprint project is Volvo Group China in response to the Climate action goal (No. 13) of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Goals.

"The ‘Greener Future with Reduced Carbon Footprint’ project that we collaborated with the Volvo Group is a critical step to promote environmental protection and practice green and low-carbon development. It also manifested the Volvo Group is taking responsibility in sustainable development through close collaboration with its chosen partners.," said Zhang Li, Secretary-General of Beijing Entrepreneur Environmental Protection Foundation. “We hope that more enterprises and institutions will join us in promoting zero-carbon and green transformation in industrial clusters and work together for the green transformation of the industry."

In the seminar, Volvo Group China’s key stakeholders gathered to discuss their practices and explorations into the field of low-carbon and sustainable development. The panelists present were from manufacturers, dealers, customers, environmental protection organizations and media partners.  They shared effective measures of low-carbon environmental protection, energy saving and consumption reduction in their respective fields and discussed the opportunities and challenges of sustainable development of transportation and infrastructure industry. "Volvo Group has always been committed to promoting sustainable development of economy, society and the environment through offering resource-friendly transportation and infrastructure solutions,” said Inge Zhou, host of the panel. “We hope to work with our business partners to raise the awareness of reducing carbon emissions and protecting the environment, continue green innovations and transformation, and promote the sustainable development of the industry while taking responsibilities for our carbon footprint."

At the end of the seminar, all participants called on actions for a better tomorrow by launching a joint Initiative to “Build a Sustainable Future for Transport and Infrastructure Industry”,  

-       Be a doer in low-carbon development! Let us commit to delivering long-term benefits of a sustainable business model and taking actions for a better and sustainable future!

-       Be a cooperator of low-carbon development! Let us work with all stakeholders to promote sustainable practices in the transport and infrastructure industry!

-       Be an ambassador of low-carbon development! Let us communicate the low-carbon and sustainable development concept and take real actions and install performance in all aspects of our operations!”

Volvo Group, as a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, the partner of the WWF’s Carbon Emission Reduction Pioneer Project, and the supporter of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, has its sustainable development strategy that is closely integrated with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the next stage, Volvo Group China will continue to actively implement sustainable development projects, calling on more parties in the industry chain and employees to participate in carbon emission reduction actions, enhance environmental awareness and action, and continue to promote the green carbon reduction journey.

Source: Volvo Group China