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Volvo CE offers tailored support for customers to reach carbon reduction goals

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Creating a carbon-free future is only possible through collaboration. In a shared commitment to reduce its environmental impact, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is making it easier for customers to reach their own carbon reduction goals with personalised plans.

Volvo CE offers tailored support for customers to reach carbon reduction goals

Taking advantage of the breadth of its existing solutions and services, Volvo CE has developed a step-by-step approach with the CO2 Reduction Programme to help customers realise their own unique goals towards carbon neutrality. There is no one-size-fits-all solution and every customer’s business is different, which is why these tailored solutions offer a practical way to make significant improvements to how machines are used onsite today and in the future.

Niklas Nillroth, Head of Sustainability and Public Affairs at Volvo CE, says: “Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time, and one of the most important actions we can take is to help reduce our customers’ emissions. It is vital to get everyone involved and make it easy to contribute as part of one’s daily work. Every step on the path to net zero counts.”

“The services we use have been built on decades of innovation here at Volvo CE, but now for the first time we are bringing them together in one cohesive programme that can be individually tailored to best fit our customers’ needs.”

CO2 reduction in four steps

The CO2 Reduction Programme is designed to be easily integrated into customer’s plans, while maintaining required levels of profitability and productivity, and is based on four simple steps:

Insights – Volvo CE starts by understanding where the customer currently is in terms of carbon emissions and establishing a baseline to compare against. Using telematics data from connected machines, Volvo CE determines the CO2 footprint for all machines on site – no matter the brand. Mapping this data then allows the customer to visualise the impact of carbon reduction changes over time.

Analyse – The experts at Volvo CE analyse the customer’s machine data and conduct a site study to understand how the material flow, fleet composition, and operator behaviour affects the emissions on their site(s). Volvo CE then illustrates where improvements can be made and what actions need to be taken to reduce CO2 /t. Using Volvo Site Simulation, the experts reveal to the customer the impact of these improvements to help motivate real change.

Improve – After identifying the specific actions required, Volvo CE helps the customer to implement them. This will vary from customer to customer, but Volvo CE is there to support with key services such as Eco Operator training and other efficiency services such as Efficient Load Out – or plan a smooth transition towards electric machines.

Sustain – At this stage the customer will already start seeing the rewards of their efforts, both economically and environmentally. However, the final step is for Volvo CE to support in sustaining these efforts, by continuously monitoring the CO2 level over time, to make sure that the improvements reduce emissions and customers do not slip back into old habits. Volvo CE will also look for new ways to reduce emissions even further in the future.

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