Renault Group

Our sustainable development strategy

Our Renaulution plan is sustainable and inclusive

The Renaulution is well and truly in motion. It paves the way for new prospects, like that of a better protected environment, greater safety, and more inclusion!
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The group is evolving into a green, tech company harnessing new business in energy, data, and services. Our commitments to become carbon free, improve safety, and foster inclusion have been fully integrated into our operations and further create value.

CEO Renault Group

The 3 pillars of our environmental and societal strategy

Carbon neutrality
"Green as a business"
Reducing our carbon footprint, a performance driver01

Do more with less; reduce CO2 emissions throughout the life cycle of our vehicles with the aim of reaching carbon neutrality by 2040 in Europe, and 2050 worldwide:
  • with our suppliers
  • at our production sites
  • when used
  • end of life cycle
On track to
carbon neutrality
Our carbon emissions have been reduced across the board: in the materials and parts we purchase, at production sites, on-road emissions, second life as well as recycling...
the whole vehicle life cycle has been optimized to reduce our footprint.
In Europe
With our suppliers
Six materials and components account for 90% of our carbon footprint from purchased parts:

steel, aluminium, polymers, electronics, lenses, and tires. By 2030, by channelling our efforts towards these six components, we hope to have reduced their carbon footprint by 30%.
We will reach our target so long as we can foster a shared commitment with our key supply partners.
To this end, we are working with our suppliers to implement carbon reporting for future projects.

We also aim to have batteries that are green, carbon-free, and sustainable. By 2030, we aim to reduce the carbon footprint of our batteries by 35%, by implementing low-carbon sourcing of batteries and materials like nickel, lithium and cobalt.

At our production sites

We are reducing the carbon footprint of our facilities. Tangiers is already carbon neutral. Our Flins plant will be Europe's first carbon negative plant dedicated to the circular economy.
We will reach carbon neutrality in our electric vehicle facilities in the north of France by 2025, and in the rest of Europe by 2030.

Decarbonization of all European facilities by 2030
When in use

In Europe, the Group will achieve a 35% reduction in vehicle emissions by 2025, and 65% by 2030. The goal of the Renault brand is to be a 100% electric brand by 2030.

The well-to-wheel carbon footprint
In gCO2 / km, index 100, Group scope
During dismantling and recycling

Thanks to the Filns Re-Factory and The Future Is NEUTRAL, our dismantling, component recycling, and battery businesses will generate more than €1 billion in sales in 2030.
By recycling minerals contained in batteries through various partnerships, we shore up a responsible and sustainable supply of essential metals.

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“Caring cars, caring company”: Safety as a priority02

Through innovation and implementation, we strive to optimise safety for our employees and all those who use our vehicles.
Vehicle safety
Vehicle safety
In Europe in 2019, the number of road fatalities reached 23,000. A figure that can be explained by number of reasons: excessive or inappropriate speed (30%), driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (25%), or lack of concentration (20%).

To make driving safer, we rely on a two-pronged approach: prevention and rescue


Detect and inform

Safety Score

The ‘Safety score’ will help analyse driving data using sensors located on the vehicle.


Safety Coach

This device will process road and traffic data to inform drivers of potential risks on their route and will give real-time warnings on danger-prone areas.


Safe Guardian

A fail-safe mechanism will take trigger automatically in the event of a clear and present danger (a far too dangerous turn, loss of steering wheel control for a prolonged period, drowsiness, etc.). The vehicle will then slow down and return to a safe driving mode.


Fire-fighter access

It helps fire-fighters put out accidental battery fires. The access considerably reduces response time (from nearly 2 hours to only a few minutes).

Rescue code

A QR code that fire-fighters can use to identify a vehicle and access its structural information. Renault Group has trained fire-fighters in 15 European countries on how to use the code, while also donating several hundred vehicles for them to use in their training programs.

Workplace Safety
One health, one company

Prevention campaigns
As of 2021, preventive health programs on women's cancers and cardiovascular diseases.
Medical coverage for all
Optimal medical coverage for 100% of group employees.Access to remote medical consultations for 100% of employees by 2025.
An objective of zero
work-related accidents and illnesses

“Giving chances”
Our transformation is inclusive03

Renault Group is rethinking its organization to better adapt to each of its employees, to ensure that their well-being at work continues to improve, and to accompany the transformation of professions within the automotive industry.

Stand up for employability

Within the group…

The group is launching a university dedicated to the acquisition of new skills in electrification, data analysis and cybersecurity, and the recycling of vehicles and their batteries: ReKnow University. Initially dedicated to the Group's employees, ReKnow University has already prepared more than 2,600 employees for the jobs of the future by 2021. By 2025, more than 12,000 employees will be trained in new skills related to electric, connected and autonomous vehicles and associated technologies.

…and beyond

We see employability as something beyond the group’s boundaries. The company’s foundations, both in France and internationally, will provide support for initiatives that foster inclusion through employment. Our 2025 ambition is to have given support to 20,000 people, be they young and in school, or long-term unemployed adults.

Gender balance

We are committed to promoting women to key positions within the group and in governance bodies. Our 2030 target is to have 30% of women in the top 4,000 and 11,000 positions, as well as its governance bodies.
We will uphold our position as industry leader in terms of reducing the gender pay gap, which is already close to zero at group level and will hit zero around the world by 2025.
We have the goal to count 50% women trainees and apprentices by 2025.


of job seekers say they refuse training or employment because they lack transport.


"Caremakers": inclusive mobility solutions to facilitate access to employment in France. We wish to promote mobility throughout all regions. Mobility can be a source of inequality and is sometimes a necessary hurdle to overcome in getting, keeping, or training for a job.
Renault Group has entered a partnership with Pôle Emploi (French job-seekers agency) and a micro credit agency to provide unemployed people – who are unable to contract a bank loan – with a leased vehicle. In 2021, 509 vehicles were ordered and financed through this programme in France. The Group plans to increase the number of beneficiaries of this initiative tenfold by 2025 by mobilising its sales network in France and other countries.

CAREMAKERS Invest, endowed by Renault with a capital of 5 million euros, is at the service of social entrepreneurship

CAREMAKERS Invest invests in companies (associations, cooperatives, etc.) that develop mobility solutions to combat exclusion and promote employment for people in difficulty. The aim is to support social innovation projects. It is supervised by governance bodies made up of managers representing the various Renault Group business lines, an employee representative and independent experts specialising in social entrepreneurship and venture capital. As part of employee savings in France, Renault Group offers a company mutual fund (FCPE) called "Renault Caremakers Solid'Air" for employees wishing to invest their savings in social, inclusive and solidarity-based projects.

A solidarity-based financial investment is a matter of trust in the economic and social potential of a project and in the men and women behind it. We are very attached to the commitment of the project leaders, the quality of the teams and the rigour of the management.

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Discover the external assessments of our sustainable performance

The Group’s ESG performance is put to the scrutiny of major international extra-financial rating agencies. In particular, for over 20 years, the Group has adhered to the United Nations Global Compact and its 10 principles on human rights, labor standards, the environment and the fight against corruption


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