CNH Industrial has focused on sustainability for several years now and its efforts in this direction have been recognized by many independent bodies, such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, which has rated our company a qualified Industry Leader for 8 years in a row.
In addition, in 2017 CNH Industrial also started implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainability applies to many fields, such as corporate responsibility, including suppliers (Goal 8), and the development of alternative powertrains (Goal 13).
Alternative powertrains for citybuses such as natural gas, hybrid and full electric with the innovative In-Motion-Charging, have been developed in order to provide improved air quality in cities and help reduce CO2 emissions.
The whole product life cycle also demands attention. In addition to bus operating, manufacturing and recycling need to be considered. Like every other CNH Industrial plant, our manufacturing site at Annonay in France has implemented the World Class Manufacturing process for many years and is Bronze-medal certified. WCM means manufacturing with rules to control and improve processes, including waste and energy management.
With respect to recycling, the Urbanway body is built entirely from bolted panels which can be individually removed for repair, and then for end-of-use purposes and material sorting. The shell is also built from bolted steel sub-elements which can be later unscrewed with a view to disposal.
This unique feature is a key advantage for reducing the burden of recycling and material separation.