Climate change affects every single person and community on our planet, and we all have a role to play in limiting its progression.
In 2019 we engaged in a company-wide CO2 neutrality plan. Since the creation of FORVIA, both Faurecia and HELLA have established a common net zero target:
- By 2025 we want to be CO2 neutral across all operations (scopes 1 & 2, meaning greenhouse gas emissions from industrial facilities: natural gas combustion, purchase of electricity and heat)
- By 2030 we will reduce all scope 3 emissions by 45% (upstream and downstream activities: purchases, lease, freight, travel, waste, recycling…)
- We will achieve Net Zero by 2045
In June 2022, we became the first automotive company to be certified with the SBTi Net Zero standard, aligned with the ambitions of the 2015 Paris Agreement of limiting global warming to 1.5°.
Three principles guide our action: use less, use better and use longer, with a focus on recyclability and circular economy.
To reduce scope 1 & 2 emissions, we have launched a globaal energy transition plan over the 2020-2025 period, to develop digitalized energy efficiency, as well as renewable energy production and supply. We have partnered with leading energy transition players (ENGIE, EDP and Schneider Electric) to enact and accelerate our strategy:
- On-site, through energy savings and installing solar panels across 150 sites in 22 countries by end-2025 (with a targeted cumulated power production capacity of 130 MWp and covering up to 7% of our global electricity needs).
- Off-site, through purchasing renewable energy, from European wind farms for instance.
Reducing our scope 3 means in particular using less and better materials that display ultra-low CO2 footprint. We design our future products considering their entire lifecycle: product eco-design, use of resources and raw materials, use phase, end of life and recycling. We have launched MATERI’ACT, a dedicated sustainable materials company, to industrialize breakthrough materials made of biomass or recycled feedstock, replacing traditional plastics and skins for the automotive industry and beyond.
In addition, our partnership with Veolia supports us in developing recycled materials and achieve an average of 30% recycled plastics for interior new modules by 2025.
We have also secured a partnership with the Swedish steelmaker SSAB to develop parts made of fully decarbonated steel, as early as 2026.
In parallel, we are moving away from the “take”, “make”, “waste” model and towards a circular system where parts can be refurbished rather than replaced and designed to be easy to recycle. Our multi-brand electronics repair service extends the life of a wide range of components, reducing their CO2 footprint by up to 85%, and a Europe-wide remanufacturing service for heavy-duty vehicles’ emissions systems.