Transports and logistics
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Volvo Group Logistics Services is responsible for the material logistics flows from suppliers to Volvo Group’s plants and the distribution of new vehicles from plants to dealers.
The EnvCalc tool is used to calculate emissions to air for new or changed transport routes. The calculation is based on the volume of goods, the distance and the mode of transport. The result is presented to the customer as Environmental Load Units (ELU) or broken down into the amounts of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, sulphur oxide and particle matter emissions.
Volvo Group Logistics Service also offers customers a Logistics Emission Report for a specified transport scope, such as all material supply transports and distribution transports for finished vehicles, for a specific plant over one year.
In 2012 Logistics Emission Reports were supplied to seven of the Volvo Construction Equipment plants in North America, South America and Asia. These reports include a one-year compilation of all emissions from material transports to the production plants, as well as an analysis and recommendations of changes to reduce the emissions.