Volvo Penta is a leading manufacturer of diesel engines and propulsion systems for marine and industrial applications. Grandtech – as Volvo Penta official distributor in Hong Kong, we are delighted to see the commitment of our long term partner to sustainability and how they are recognized as a world leader in sustainable power solutions.
Volvo Penta’s sustainability strategy is based on three main pillars: reducing environmental impact, increasing social responsibility, and promoting economic growth. The company has set ambitious goals to reduce its carbon footprint and improve the efficiency of its products and operations.
Since 2016, all Volvo Penta diesel engines have been compatible with HVO (hydro-treated vegetable oil) – a renewable, paraffinic fuel produced from either vegetable or animal sources. HVO can reduce fossil CO2 emissions by up to 90% and is suitable for both marine and industrial power systems.
The company is developing a range of hybrid and electric propulsion systems for marine applications, including the award-winning Volvo Penta IPS system. This system is not only more fuel-efficient than traditional inboard engines, but it also reduces emissions and noise levels.
One of the key features of the IPS system is its compatibility with alternative fuels. Volvo Penta offers IPS systems that are compatible with biogas, biodiesel, and other sustainable fuels. This allows boat owners to reduce their carbon footprint and operate their vessels in a more sustainable manner.
The IPS system is also designed to be more durable and require less maintenance than traditional inboard engines. This reduces the need for frequent repairs and replacements, which can have a significant environmental impact.
Volvo Penta is also investing in sustainable manufacturing practices, such as using renewable energy sources and reducing waste and water consumption. The company has set a target to achieve zero-waste-to-landfill at all of its manufacturing sites by 2030.
In addition to its environmental efforts, Volvo Penta is also committed to social responsibility. The company has a strong focus on diversity and inclusion, and it invests in programs that support education and skills development in local communities. One of the examples is Volvo Penta offers apprenticeship programs and internships to students and young professionals who are interested in pursuing a career in the marine and industrial industries. These programs provide valuable hands-on experience and help to develop a skilled workforce for the future.
Finally, Volvo Penta is promoting economic growth by investing in research and development and collaborating with partners and customers to develop innovative solutions. The company’s focus on sustainability has helped it become a leader in the industry, and it continues to drive innovation and growth in the global market.
Volvo Penta is leading the way in sustainable power solutions by developing and promoting alternative fuels and propulsion systems, investing in sustainable manufacturing practices, promoting social responsibility, and driving economic growth through innovation and collaboration.
As the world continues to face environmental challenges, companies like Volvo Penta are setting an example for others to follow and helping to build a more sustainable future. To enquire about Volvo Penta’s products, our dedicated team is available to be reached at email@example.com or call us directly at +852 3106 0735.