Since 2012, Renault’s plant in Tangier has been a worldwide beacon of environmental excellence. Ninety-two percent of the energy it uses is thermal and produced from biomass consisting of olive pomace, a residue of olive oil manufacturing. The addition of locally produced wind power means that renewable sources meet virtually all its energy needs. As a result, more than 86,000 tons of CO2 emissions were avoided in 2020. In addition to its “zero carbon, zero emissions” performance, the plant is also recognized for its “zero industrial effluent discharges”.
In France, the Douai plant (featuring a smart electric ecosystem using stationary storage) and the Cléon plant (an Industry 4.0 pilot site) are innovative, emblematic examples of the Group’s energy efficiency strategy. In Brazil, the Group has signed a framework agreement with Itaipu Binacional, the country’s largest supplier of renewable energy.
Since 2010, the Group has implemented environmental supply chain management to reduce CO2 emissions generated by freight transportation. Reducing fuel purchases, optimizing truck loads and developing multimodal transportation are the flagship measures of the Logistics ECO2 plan.