The group's carbon footprint is one of the key indicators used to track the performance of its three transformation levers, namely electric vehicles, new mobility offers, and the circular economy.

Carbon footprint

Reducing the carbon footprint1 of Groupe Renault makes up the basis of its environmental policy. It involves not just reducing vehicle emissions while they are being operated, but also working every day to improve the product's entire life cycle, from the company's resource extraction and production processes through to the end of the vehicle's life cycle.
The group's carbon footprint is one of the key indicators used to track the performance of its three transformation levers, namely electric vehicles, new mobility offers, and the circular economy.

1 The carbon footprint of a product is equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions generated throughout its life cycle, from the extraction of the raw materials used to build it through to how it is processed at the end of its life cycle.

A long-standing commitment

Starting in 2010, Groupe Renault set out to reduce its global, per-vehicle carbon footprint by publicly committing to reducing its footprint by 3% every year between 2010 and 2016.

Our next goal

Reducing our carbon footprint by 25% by 20222

Because we would like to remain a positive contributor to the fight against global warming, we have set goals for ourselves that are compatible with the Paris Agreement. To reach these targets,we have adopted a three-prong approach:

2 Compared to 2010. Based on the average per vehicles sold

By operating our vehicles

The manufacture of our vehicles

Reducing the carbon footprint associated with all activities of Groupe Renault

The average carbon footprint for the vehicles sold throughout the world is published and audited every year as part of Groupe Renault's reference document.
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A continuous commitment

16,2% reduction in the carbon footprint by Groupe Renault

16,2 %

reduction in the carbon footprint associated with all of the group's activities (from 2010 to 2017).

100 000 more electric vehicles registered by Groupe Renault

100,000 more electric vehicles

registered since 2011, preventing 125,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions from being released into the atmosphere.

awarded Groupe Renault an A- for its climate change efforts, which categorizes the company as a

CDP*

awarded Groupe Renault an A- for its climate change efforts, which categorizes the company
as a « leader » in the matter.

* CDP,formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, is an non-governmental organization that evaluates the actions carried out by major companies to fight climate change.

in our Renault vehicles. In addition, at least 95% of the vehicles are recycled and reused at the end of their life cycle

30% of materials are recycled on average

in our Renault vehicles. In addition, at least 95% of the vehicles are recycled and reused
at the end of their life cycle.

25% reduction in the carbon footprint of the group

25% reduction in the carbon footprint

of the group2.

2 Compared to 2010. Based on the average per vehicles sold

A closer look at... reducing the carbon footprint of our plants

Over 90% of the greenhouse gas emissions generated by our sites are caused by energy consumption. In light of this observation, our strategy focuses on reducing energy consumption and developing the use of renewable energy. Read on for an overview of the steps taken in our plants.

Roll-out of LEDs to Groupe Renault sites

LED (light-emitting diode) lamps use up to 80% less electricity than traditional bulbs and generate better-quality light. Since 2015, we have been rolling out LED bulbs on a massive scale, beginning with Batilly,to replace the industrial lighting systems used in several sites. This process helps us reduce our electricity consumption by around 65% compared to the technology we were using previously.

136 acres of solar panels

190 soccer fields! That's how much surface area the solar panels installed at Groupe Renault sites around the world occupied at the end of 2017, i.e. 136 acres. Every year, the 100% renewable electricity they generate prevents 14,200 metric tons of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere.

Optimized logistics

In 2017, an improvement to our process for filling shipping containers allowed us to cut down on around 1,980 units. This step prevented the emission of nearly 7,100 metric tons of CO2.
By optimizing how trucks and packaging are filled, we were able to use around 6,600 fewer trucks in Europe, i.e. 4,200 fewer metric tons of CO2