Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) – the host of the Construction Climate Challenge initiative – is to join the Corporate Advisory Board of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC).
The WorldGBC is a global organization that aims to influence and support environmentally-friendly building methods. It has member councils in 75 countries and provides intelligence and practical assistance to over 27,000 companies in the construction industry. It works with organizations to develop green-building action plans, reduce carbon emissions, and address issues such as climate change.
Working in partnership with the WorldGBC, Volvo CE will help to influence decision-making and develop future strategies for the organization.
Volvo CE president Martin Weissburg said: “This is a further step in our long term commitment to lessen the environmental impact of our products and encourage the adoption of new technologies and best practices. As a committed leader in construction, quarrying and mining we have a responsibility to do our best to use the world’s natural resources wisely and reduce emissions. These are complimentary aims – there is no conflict between doing smart business and doing the right thing.”
Terri Wills, CEO of the World Green Building Council, commenting on the appointment said: “We’re delighted to welcome Volvo CE onto WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board – its advocacy of collaboration across the whole construction industry value chain is aligned with the core values of the Green Building Council movement. We look forward to collaborating with Volvo CE to green building and infrastructure for all.”
The Construction Climate Challenge (CCC) initiative was launched by Volvo CE to promote sustainability specifically in the construction industry value chain. It aims to create a dialogue between industry representatives, academics and politicians, as well as providing funding for new research and sharing existing knowledge and resources to help the industry make a difference for generations to come.