Already in 2002, DAF Trucks N.V. location Eindhoven, signed the Long-Term Agreement on energy efficiency in the Netherlands, also called the Energy Covenant (MeerJarenAfspraak).
Since the early 1990’s, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation has been making long-term agreements (or covenants) with various industrial and non-industrial sectors as part of Dutch energy policy. The voluntary long-term agreements (LTAs), are aimed at promoting energy savings in the Netherlands. Target is to substantially reduce the required energy per unit product or service. The current LTAs span the period 2005 to 2020.
Since 2003 the Energy Management System is fully operational within the certified ISO 14001 Environmental management system. In 2015, DAF Trucks Vlaanderen N.V., location Westerlo, joined the Flamish Energy Covenant (EnergieBeleidsOvereenkomst).
Both Covenants are based on the Energy Efficiency Directive of the European Union.
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
PACCAR Inc. implemented a Greenhouse Gas Emissions reduction program in which the DAF sites are participating. PACCAR joined the CDP Reporter Service since 2014 for reporting greenhouse gas emissions and to benchmark performance to continue reducing their greenhouse gas footprint.