Access to clean, safe and affordable automotive transportation is essential to the effective functioning of our societies and our economies. However, despite improvements in vehicle efficiencies over recent decades, road transport accounts for approximately 17% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions globally and is the main cause of air pollution in our cities. Based on current projections, emissions from the automotive sector will rise dramatically over the coming years as urbanisation increases and global demand for transportation rises.
Our sustainability strategy
As a responsible company, LeasePlan is committed to achieving net zero emissions from the automotive sector by 2030, supporting the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement and climate-related Sustainable Development Goals. Whatever action we take or new markets we enter over the coming years, we will therefore use our scale, expertise and broad geographic presence to be at the heart of the discussion on sustainability. We aim to help create healthier environments in our towns and cities by promoting cleaner, low-emission vehicles and the infrastructure required to make these cars a viable option for our customers. Our commitment to achieving net zero emissions from the automotive sector by 2030 is not an optional add-on to our day-to-day activities: it is an important driver of our business, contributing to the developments of effective, rewarding and sustainable solutions, partnerships and markets.
To achieve our goal of net zero emissions by 2030, we have developed a four-step strategy: