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VOLVO CE and CRH partner on further low-carbon initiatives

November 15, 2023  By Rock to Road Staff

From left, Bruno Blin, President Renault Trucks, Melker Jernberg, President Volvo CE, Carl Slotte, Head of Region Europe Volvo CE, Eunice Heath, CRH Senior Vice President Chief Sustainability Officer and Martin Riley, CRH Senior Vice President Climate Performance. // PHOTO PROVIDED by Volvo CE

CONCORD, Ont. — Global construction materials and aggregates company CRH has partnered with Volvo CE to take the next steps in net zero.

The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding Nov. 13,  to explore decarbonization opportunities in transport, operations and materials.

While next steps are still being explored, Volve CE said they are working on the possibility of deploying next generation technology on off-road sites and using solutions that involve vehicle electrification and charging infrastructure to reduce transport emissions, productivity and sustainability services, and the deployment of low-carbon fuels for both on-road and off-road equipment.

Melker Jernberg, President of Volvo CE said the partnership will help both companies achieve their net zero goals.


“We move faster and create more impactful change when we work together,” he said.

CRH chief sustainability officer Eunice Heath said the partnership was an important next step in their commitment to a low-carbon future.

The companies have previously worked together on low-carbon projects, including making North America’s forst machine using fossil free steel – a Volvo A30G articulated hauler which now operates at Pennsy Supply, a CRH company in Pennsylvania.

Volvo CE is targeting 35 per cent fully electric sales by 2030 and aiming to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its entire value chain by 2040. CRH meanwhile is targeting a 30 per cent reduction in group-wide emissions by 2030 and to become a net-zero business by 2050.

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