We are clearly committed to the Paris Climate Protection Agreement. We want to make CO2-neutral transport a success and thus contribute to fight climate change. Having CO₂-neutral transport on the road by 2050 is our ultimate goal.
Already by next year, we plan to include series-produced trucks and busses with battery-electric drive in our vehicle portfolio in our main sales regions Europe, USA and Japan. In the second half of the 2020s, we want to extend our series production portfolio to fuel cell trucks. By 2039, our ambition is to offer only new vehicles that are CO₂-neutral in driving operation (“from tank to wheel”) in Europe, North America and Japan. We already have vehicles in series operation – see here for more information.
To fight climate change, we also need our global production to become CO2-neutral.
We plan for all our European plants to become CO₂-neutral by 2022. By 2025 we aim for our production plants in India and the U.S. to be CO2-neutral. And by 2039, we want to achieve CO2-neutral production at all our plants and in all our business units worldwide.
Renewable electricity is one approach for us to get there. In Europe and Portland, USA, for example, we plan to purchase all electricity from renewable energy sources by 2022. And we also plan to increase the on-site production of energy from renewable sources. We already have installed photovoltaic systems at locations in Japan, India, the United States, Turkey, and Germany.
Another topic we’ll work on regarding our production is the use of primary resources in our production.
We also want our supply chain to be sustainable. We expect all our suppliers to work in line with regulatory requirements to protect the environment. And we require our direct suppliers to comply with our company’s Business Partner Sustainability Standards.