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Volvo CE Partners With NAPA on The Road Forward

Mon January 30, 2023 - National Edition
National Asphalt Pavement Association

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has joined The Road Forward, an industry-wide initiative of the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) to achieve net zero carbon emission asphalt pavements.

Volvo CE is a longtime NAPA member, having joined in 1956. Chad Fluent, product planning manager — compaction, represents Volvo CE on NAPA's associate member council.

The Volvo CE commitment to The Road Forward aligns with the company's own sustainability framework, which includes reaching net zero emissions by 2040 using Science Based Targets (SBTi), rethinking existing production and consumption patterns working toward zero waste, and putting the health, safety and wellbeing of people at its core.

With 180 years of experience, Volvo CE continues developing products and solutions with innovation and sustainability in mind — for example, building the first construction machine made of fossil-free steel.

"Our goal at Volvo is to help build the future we want to live in, and The Road Forward has a big part to play in that future," said Fluent. "I'm thrilled we have partnered with NAPA to work toward these important goals."

The Road Forward and Volvo CE also share the goal of engaging the entire asphalt community: employees, customers, suppliers, stakeholders and decision makers. NAPA welcomes Volvo's commitment to The Road Forward and to helping the asphalt pavement industry advance toward net zero emission asphalt pavements.

In supporting The Road Forward, Volvo CE is providing industry leadership on climate action. Their support will help fund ongoing research and education to aid the entire U.S. asphalt industry in reaching net zero carbon emission asphalt production and construction by 2050.

"Having committed stakeholders across the asphalt pavement industry, including equipment manufacturers like Volvo Construction Equipment, is critical to achieve our net zero goals," said NAPA President and CEO Audrey Copeland. "Support from Volvo CE propels our vision for the future: sustainable communities and commerce, connected by net zero carbon asphalt pavements."

New opportunities for NAPA member companies to join The Road Forward will become available in February.

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