WWF interested in sustainable solutions at Volvo CE Americas
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) recently paid a visit to the Shippensburg facility to see what contributions Volvo Construction Equipment in North America are making towards the goals set out in the climate savers commitments agreed with the WWF.
The visit was also an opportunity to build relationships and share experiences.
During a packed day of activities the six representatives from the WWF main office in Washington DC saw the facilities and had a dialogue with a cross functional group of executives from Volvo CE. Francois Guetat, Operations Vice President & Core Values responsible and John Peronti, Environmental engineer, presented and explained many of the innovations the company has introduced to promote environmental awareness in the facility.
WWF also learned about the company’s business activities and the global initiatives that Volvo CE is involved in to drive environmental awareness throughout the value chain.
After a plant tour the WWF & Volvo teams had an exchange of ideas on how to further strengthen relationships and discuss initiatives to promote the climate savers agreement throughout the employee base and beyond.
WWF also outlined details of their programs on how to reduce climate change (3% solution), employee engagement activities, and an overall view of the work WWF has done with other corporations.
Following the meeting Afsoon Namini, WWF Corporate Relations Manager, commented:
“We really appreciate the opportunity to meet Volvo and see in real time all the great work you’re all doing towards promoting sustainable solutions in your facility. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Shippensburg.”
Bill Law, vice president Corporate Communications commented, “this visit was a great success. The teams in Shippensburg were proud to have the opportunity to show the investments that have been made to promote environmental efficiency. It was also extremely interesting to hear from the WWF on the work they are doing with business to promote environmental initiatives.”