In addition to addressing climate risks and opportunities, Renault Group manages its environmental performance using the following indicators:
Renault Group actively and continuously monitors scientific and technological developments relating to health issues. It proactively identifies available solutions to reduce the potential impact of its activities on health and to protect living ecosystems.
To meet the major environmental challenges relating to natural resources or health, the Group implements action plans to address a wide range of issues. For example, the Group takes action to reduce the quantity of waste produced, to protect water resources, to manage hazardous chemicals and to reduce volatile organic compound emissions.
It tracks performance indicators to assess the outcome of its actions. The Group publicly reports on its achievements in its annual Non-Financial Performance Statement. For more details, see the URD 2020, page 125 and following.
Renault Group renewed its commitment to the Act4nature International initiative, confirming its support of biodiversity conservation. It implements improvement actions to address four of the five main IPBES* factors affecting global biodiversity: protecting natural ecosystems around the sites of its activities, easing the pressure on resources and forests, preventing air, water and soil pollution and waste, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
In 2019, the Group joined the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR), an organization aiming to improve the environmental and socio-economic performance of the natural rubber value chain. The GPSNR’s initiatives include, for example, actions to fight deforestation.
In 1995, Renault Group introduced a systematic process for environmental management and continuous improvement at its sites, based on ISO 14001, to reduce its environmental impact and ensure regulatory compliance.
As of 2008, every one of the Group’s 29 industrial sites and its eight main engineering and logistics sites are ISO 14001-certified. The latest version of the standard (2015) is applied across all ISO 14001-certified Renault Group sites.
*Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services