The Renault group reduces the carbon footprint of its transport

6.9 %. This is the reduction in the carbon footprint linked to the transport of goods carried out by the Renault group between 2018 and 2021. “For more than 10 years, we are working to identify solutions for reduce the environmental footprint of our supply flows.says Florence Ughetto, sustainable development and supply chain logistics expert for the Renault group, in a press release.

A target exceeded

Validated within the framework of the FRET 21 system, to which the manufacturer has adhered since 2015, these results lead to its initial objective of 5.3 % and represents a decrease of 15 % of its CO2 emissions related to its logistics activities in Europe for the past 7 years.

To achieve this, the supply chain department has deployed a number of innovative solutions such as the eco-design of packaging or the reduction in the number of kilometers travelled. “The Groupe Renault Supply Chain intends continue its decarbonization efforts and committed to reducing by 30 % its carbon footprint per vehicle by 2030 in the world”says the group.

Three levers

An objective for which the manufacturer intends to operate three levers. First, a development of the use of multimodal. “The Supply Chain works with carriers to increase the share of rail flows compared to truck transport. For example, the use of the train from Eastern Europe to France has made it possible to avoid 2 600 tons of CO2, says Renault. Then, the group intends to work on reduction in kilometers traveled per cubic meter in particular by optimizing the rate of loading of trucks and filling of packaging or by absorbing the distances travelled.

Finally, last lever: improving the energy mix and energy performance of carriers“The Supply Chain manages the network of transporters thanks to the ECO2 questionnaire which allows them to retrieve information related to their environmental performance in particular their average consumption and integrate their reduction commitments over the years to come. Result: a reduction in emissions of 5 700 tons of CO2″emphasizes the group.

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