A new agreement between Volvo Cars and the local provider ensures that all heating supplied to the Skvde plant is generated from waste incineration, biomass and recycled bio-fuels.
Skvde is the first plant in Volvo Cars global manufacturing network to reach this status, which marks a significant step towards the companys vision of having climate-neutral global manufacturing operations by 2025.
Skvde also becomes one of only a few climate-neutral automotive plants in Europe.
In 2016, Volvo's production plant in Ghent, Belgium, introduced a district heating system that reduced carbon emissions by 40%, saving 15,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.
Improving energy efficiency is our first priority and then, for the energy we need to use, we aim for supplies generated from renewable sources, said Javier Varela, senior vice president of manufacturing and logistics, Volvo Cars.