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Eurocopter and SDV expand their joint commitment to the voluntary reduction of CO2 emissions
The signing of a new agreement by Eurocopter and its SDV transport provider, both leaders in their domains, at the Paris Air Show yesterday will expand a joint commitment to reducing CO2 emissions by extending their Save Program charter to Eurocopter’s production and administrative facilities in Marignane and La Courneuve, France.
This latest accord builds on a previous agreement, signed in 2011, that set a voluntary 20% reduction in CO2 emissions over a three-year period at Eurocopter’s plant in Donauwörth, Germany.
The agreement was signed by Matthieu Louvot, Vice President Support and Services at Eurocopter, and by Jean-Pascale Naud, Commercial Director and Béatrice Piau, Save Program Manager for SDV.
“Working with SDV, Eurocopter is fully committed to implementing sustainable environmental business practices that go beyond carbon offsetting by also placing the focus on reducing CO2 emissions in its logistics operations worldwide,” explained Mr. Louvot.
The purpose of the Eurocopter - SDV Save Program is to define a concrete framework for reducing the carbon footprint of spare parts transport and neutralizing all residual CO2 emissions.
The target set is a reduction in CO2 emissions over a period of three years from the initial roll out date, with the following guidelines:
Target 30% air shipments
Reduce 25% of CO2 emissions on these shipments
Reduce 20% of CO2 emissions on the pre-carriage
SDV’s methodology for the Save Program is based on an integrated three-step solution that involves a CO2 calculator to monitor the carbon footprint of shipments on a regular basis; the creation of eco-solutions that optimize the supply chain and reduce CO2 emissions; and a voluntary carbon offset program aiming at a carbon neutral logistics system.
“We are extremely happy to extend our program with Eurocopter, which has a global and sophisticated logistics network,” added Mr. Naud. “Eco-friendly practices really provide an additional lever in supply chains. Having Eurocopter by our side, committed, is the best sign for tomorrow’s logistics challenges.”
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