US Environmental Protection Agency recognizes Mack for reduction in emission of greenhouse gases
At a meeting in Chicago last Wednesday, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the Volvo Group’s US subsidiary Mack for the company’s successful efforts in significantly reducing the emission of greenhouse gases.
It was within the framework of the Climate Leaders program that Mack worked with reducing the emission of greenhouse gases from its operations. Between 2003 and 2007, the company reduced its emissions of greenhouse gases by a full 32% per manufactured unit.
During the same period, Mack simultaneously reduced the total emission of greenhouse gases by 25%.
This achievement can be compared with the target set in 2004, in which Mack pledged to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases by 20% per manufactured unit by 2010. Through implementing a number of energy-saving projects, Mack not only met but exceeded the target already in 2007.
To achieve the goal, Mack implemented a number of major changes with the aim of saving energy at the US production plants in Hagerstown, Macungie and Middletown. Examples include more efficient lighting, boilers that operate on natural gas, biodiesel and other vegetable oils as well as a system for fuel recovery.
Following these successes, Mack has established new targets within the framework of the Climate Leaders program to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions per manufactured unit an additional 12% by 2012.
October 10, 2008
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