At a ceremony in the presence of Ségolène Royal, French Minister of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs on 25 October 2016, Groupe Renault received a Climate Leadership Award from the international organization CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), in acknowledgement of the company’s efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The CDP awards programme analyses data from thousands of companies worldwide to evaluate their commitment on shrinking their carbon footprint.
Groupe Renault joins the select “A-List” of companies that CDP considers world leaders in countering global warming. On behalf of 827 investors accounting for around 100 billion dollars in assets, CDP draws up its yearly A List on the basis of a detailed analysis of the low-carbon endeavours of more than 2,000 companies worldwide, across all business sectors.
“We’re honoured to achieve the maximum A rating in acknowledgement of our commitment to countering global warming. Renault was the world’s first automaker to commit publicly to shrinking its carbon footprint, and one of the first to take up this challenge by investing massively in the development and wide-scale market release of affordable electric vehicles. Through ongoing innovation in electric vehicles, involving greatly extended travel range for example, we’re advancing toward our goal of lasting and substantial reduction in our carbon footprint,”announced Jean-Philippe Hermine, Groupe Renault VP, Strategic Environmental Planning.
Through a firm, pioneering stance on environmental responsibility, Groupe Renault shrank its overall carbon footprint by more than 17% from 2010 to 2016.
Carbon footprint shrinkage is a major objective for Renault, and features prominently in the company’s strategic plan. It is taken as a performance indicator, and as a management pointer in all company functions, targeting improved environmental awareness and lower energy consumption.
Nissan was also recognized for sustainable leadership by the CDP Climate Change Report for the third straight year.
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