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ECONOMICAL ECOLOGICAL

Greenhouse gases (C02) released by a combustion engine are linked to its fuel consumption. The more efficient an engine is, the more it respects the planet, if only by making the most efficient use of natural resources.
Renault's environmental policy is based on an understanding of the ecological challenges that our planet faces. This policy has three commitments:
    1. To be one of the world's top three car makers for low emissions of CO2
    2. To offer a range of models powered by biofuels such as bioethanol and biodiesel
    3. To develop a wide range of tectnologies

Renault underlines its commitments to protecting the environment and so offers a range of vehicles that are both economical and ecologically sound.
• Ecologically sound through a commitment to reducing the environmental impact for the entire lifespan of the car. From the outset, each new project incorporates production processes, choice of materials, pollutant and CO2 emissions, fuel consumption and recycling.
• Economical in terms of fuel consumption. Renault emphasises that the solution to many great ecological challenges lie in technological advancements that can be applied to the majority of vehicles whilst maintaining attractive pricing.
• Recycling Renault strives to manufacture vehicles that are environmentally safer than ever before. One of Renault’s strengths is its capacity to integrate the environment into every stage of a vehicle project right from the design phase until the end of its life cycle. Eco-design of current Renault vehicles enables 95% of their weight to have a second life. It also means that an increasing number of components are made of recycled plastics and renewable materials.

RENAULT CONFIRMS ITS LEADERSHIP IN THE MANAGEMENT OF THE LIFE CYCLE

Aware of the ecological challenges and its responsibilities as a car maker, Renault has an ambitious global environmental policy, taking into account the life cycle of the vehicle, from manufacture to the end life cycle. In February 2008, Renault took a new step by creating “Renault Environment”. 100% owned by Renault, this subsidiary develops projects and partnerships, in France and on the international level, to optimize the final use of products.

RENAULT ECO² CRITERIA
Renault launched the Renault eco² signature in May 2007 to identify its most ecological and economical vehicles. The signature reflects Renault's aim to inform customers of the environmental progress it has made across the vehicle life cycle in the last 10 years. Renault eco² vehicles fulfill three ecological criteria in production, CO2 emissions and recycling.

PRODUCTION: ISO 14001 PLANTS
Renault eco² vehicles are produced at ISO 14001-certified plants. This standard rewards the progress made by manufacturing sites in reducing water and energy consumption and in cutting waste production and atmospheric and noise emissions.

ECO²-DRIVING
As an automaker, Renault’s duty is to provide novel solutions that help its customers reduce their fuel consumption and, at the same time, curb the production of greenhouse gases.
Motorists can play a major part in reducing the fuel consumption of their vehicle. Eco-driving entails drivers going easy on their vehicles, which should be serviced properly and adapted to their needs.

BUILDING THE FUTURE
As an automaker, Renault’s duty is to provide novel solutions that help its customers reduce their fuel consumption and, at the same time, curb the production of greenhouse gases.
Taking action for the environment means looking ahead. Renault will apply stricter conditions to its eco² label to keep pace with the major progress made by future generations of vehicles. At the same time, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is aiming for zero emissions: zero noise – zero pollutant emissions – zero greenhouse gases.

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