DAF Sustainability

Sustainability

On the road to even cleaner road transport


 

On the road to even cleaner road transport 

 

In the past years, significant progress has been made with regard to the impact of our trucks on the environment. Our current trucks are over 20% more efficient than the trucks we were making 20 years ago and emit 20% less CO2. This significant CO2 reduction has been achieved in parallel with huge NOx and PM reductions of over 95% since the introduction of emission standards.

These major achievements are the result of continuous investments in new and ground-breaking technologies, but that doesn’t mean we can sit back and relax. Society quite rightly expects us to contribute to addressing the important issues of global CO2 reduction and improving local air quality, or in other words: the search for sustainable transport solutions.

We focus on the further development of the diesel engine as well as on exploring and introducing various alternative technologies. Because it is important to realise that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for all transport applications.

 
 
 
 
 

environmental impactAttention to the environment as a matter of course

DAF takes the environment seriously in everything it does. Reducing the environmental impact of our activities is an essential part of a continuous process of improvement. Our commitment to the environment focuses not only on our products but of course also on our production activities. For instance, on our Eindhoven premises water from a nearby canal is used for cooling our production installations instead of high quality drinking water. And in our new state-of-the-art engine testing lab, advanced electrical engine brakes are used. These generate enough electricity to provide up to 20% of the demand of our factories in Eindhoven.

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