Climate change, population growth and increasing urbanization have shifted expectations on transportation and infrastructure. Mack, as part of the Volvo Group, is committed to reducing climate impact by using the world’s resources efficiently and conducting business differently. Together with our customers, supply chain partners, governments, cities and towns, and other stakeholders, we have moved quickly to develop and offer cleaner, safer and more sustainable transport solutions.
There are several key elements to Mack’s sustainability strategy. First, Mack is committed to reducing our overall environmental footprint. Our first priority is slashing greenhouse gas emissions from our products and our business operations. We have set challenging targets:
- Reduce CO2 emissions from our products by 40% per vehicle mile by 2030
- Make 35% of our sales zero emission vehicles (ZEV) by 2030
- Have a climate neutral supply chain by 2040
- Reduce energy consumption in Mack-owned buildings and plants by 2.5% each year
- Reduce CO2 emissions in our operations and supply chain by 50% by 2030.
Another way we are working toward sustainability is by being landfill-free at each of our manufacturing and business sites. Currently, three locations are certified as landfill-free, meaning at least 99% of all waste is reused, reduced, recycled, or incinerated with energy recovery. Several more locations are tracking to be certified by end of 2022.
Mack’s commitment to battery electric vehicles, such as the LRe, is key to our future. The rollout and acceptance of this groundbreaking truck has accelerated. More customers are placing orders, more Mack dealers are making the very real investment in their future to service and support BEVs, and more customers are planning a future where their trucks plug in.
Mack has done far more than replace a diesel engine with a battery and motor. The fossil fuel network has existed for well over a century and is second nature to vehicle owners. Our goal is to establish a complete ecosystem that makes the process of operating a BEV nearly effortless. Our Vehicle as a Service (VaaS) program removes apprehensions and capital investments by providing comprehensive protection and maintenance, charging infrastructure financing and management, and complete route integration guidance and support.
The LRe is the first BEV Mack offers, but we plan to develop electric vehicles for all of our customer segments and applications, securing the future of Mack, our dealer partners, our customers and the environment for another 122 years and more.