Sustainable mobility: Faurecia & Veolia to pioneer in the use of recycled plastics in automotive interiors
● An accelerated time-to-market and development thanks to the technological know-how and industrial capacities of both partners.
The use of recycled plastics is one of the key challenges for the ecological transformation of the automotive industry as it plays an important role in reducing CO2 emissions and improving the environmental performance of the car. Today, automotive interiors are mostly made of virgin material.
The strategic partnership will leverage the companies’ complementary competencies across sustainable compound formulations, stringent automotive architecture requirements, sourcing and innovative treatment of industrial and post-consumer plastic waste.
A leading player in recycling, Veolia has been providing polypropylene compounds to the automotive industry in France for over 5 years. This collaboration project with Faurecia will allow Veolia to expand its automotive product range to vehicle interiors.
In 2011, Faurecia was the first automotive supplier to introduce a complete range of bio-composite cockpit solutions with NAFILean ®. More than a decade later and in around 13 million vehicles, these products’ CO2 footprint is 28% lower than that of conventional all-plastic counterparts.
As an automotive supplier with an industry-leading portfolio in sustainable materials, we are uniquely positioned to provide innovative solutions to carmakers and their customers. By combining our innovation and industrial forces with Veolia, we will accelerate the introduction of breakthrough sustainable materials and their time-to-market, as well as contributing to reducing plastic waste and strengthening the circular economy. This agreement will also strongly contribute to Faurecia’s roadmap towards CO2 neutrality for scope 3, based on the principles of using less, using better and using longer.