Our ambition is to be perceived as a leader at the environmental area in the automotive industry. We want to be a resource for automotive and environmental issues and facilitate customers to make good environmental choices.
Both within the organization and externally MøllerGruppen has for several years focused on environment; through our product strategies, certification schemes, training and in conversations with society, customers, partners and factories. We work with the environmental organization Zero and our retailers in Norway are certified as Miljøfyrtårn (Environmental Lighthouse).
Our business should have the least possible negative impact on the environment. Harald A. Møller AS, Norway's biggest car importer, is certified to ISO 14001. Together with the Volkswagen Group, we seek to develop innovative and sustainable solutions that provide benefits for all.
CARS AND TECHNOLOGY
In Norway, CO2 emissions have dropped sharply over the past year, largely due to the increased car sales of zero-emission vehicles, but also the composition of the fleet changes in a positive direction, though slowly. A year ago, 35.6 per cent of new cars had CO2 emissions between 1 and 120 g/km. At last year's final (2013) this figure had risen to 38.1 per cent.
Zero emission cars has increased its share from 2.9 to 5.6 percent, which of course is of great importance for the total emission. Today, it is the electric cars that account for this positive trend.
The development of our brands
Our low emission models have gained a good knowledge and position in the market and are now among the most popular models. CO2 emissions from our brands are significantly reduced over the last 10 years. In 2004 the average CO2 emissions from Volkswagen was at 167 grams per kilometer. In 2013, the corresponding figure is 124 grams, a reduction of over 25 percent.
Average emissions of CO2 per km
In close collaboration with the Norwegian Automobile Importers Association, MøllerGruppen has contributed to a common standard for an environmental classification of cars in Norway. The classification is currently used in all marketing of our cars.
TAKE A LEAD IN RECHARGABLE CARS
MøllerGruppen is actively working to establish a more environmental friendly car fleet in Norway. The vision is to emerge as an industry leader in environmental issues by establishing a leadership in rechargeable vehicles. We had a Norwegian launch of the Volkswagen e-up! in November 2013. The fully electric e -up! had a fantastic start and was in under two months the third best-selling electric car with over 580 registered cars. In 2014, we have launched the e - Golf - the electric version of the bestselling Golf - and also for this model the reception has been terrific.
The electric vehicle market in Norway has in just two years gone from being a niche market to become a very significant part of the new car market. There are a number of benefits to buy and drive electric vehicles today. MøllerGruppen has established a nationwide network of dealers in electric cars where 62 of the 72 Volkswagen dealers sell electric vehicles and we are actively working for a faster introduction of new technology and a faster replacement of the vehicle fleet.
VOLKSWAGEN GROUP WILL BE WORLD LEADING
In the coming years it is expected that the number of cars worldwide will rise from about 1 billion to around 1.3 billion. Volkswagen Group has now embarked on a fundamental ecological restructuring program with the ambition to become the world's leading sustainable automaker by 2018.
One of the goals is to improve the environmental credentials of its production by 25 percent. To achieve this goal, the company shall cut energy and water consumption, emissions and waste, by 25 percent compared with the 2010 level. The group will also channel over two thirds of its investment program of 50.2 billion euro directly or indirectly into the development of increasingly more effective and safer cars, new drive systems and environmentally friendly production processes at its plants around the world.
Volkswagen has already achieved some important improvements on the way to its self-imposed environmental management. For example, CO2 emissions from the production process between 2010 and 2012 decreased by approximately 129 kg per vehicle produced, while metallic production waste was reduced by more than 28 kg per vehicle.
Average CO2 emissions from Volkswagen Group's sales in Europe have been greatly reduced in recent years. From 2008 to 2012, emissions were reduced from 159 g CO2/km to 134g CO2/km. This represents a decrease of approximately 15.7 percent.
Some more environmental goals of the Volkswagen Group:
• CO2 emissions throughout its European new car park will be below 120 g/km by 2015.
• The group should cut average CO2 emissions of its European new car park to 95 g/km by 2020.
• Approximately 600 million euros will be invested by 2016 in renewable energy.
(Source: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft , Sustainability Report 2012)
Møller Bil is the largest and first dealership chain that has certified all of its 40 dealers, nine collision damage repair shops and its headquarter in Oslo according to the Norwegian Miljøfyrtårn standard. Environmental work at the importer Harald A. Møller was formalized with an approved ISO 14001 - certificate in December 2011. This includes office operations at Frysja, the central warehouse for car parts and accessories in Skedsmo kommune and the import facility for new cars at Bekkelaget in Oslo.
As a follow up of environmental certification according to ISO 14001 for Harald A. Møller AS, we also have become part of a pilot project by Volkswagen AG to integrate ISO 14001 into the factory's "Connective Certification System". In this way, all our certified dealers are given the opportunity to be certified according to ISO 14001 as well as ISO 9001. Møller Bil Sweden was quick to environmental certify all of its 10 dealers in Sweden by the ISO 14001 standard. Efforts to certify the dealership chain in the Baltics is not yet initiated.
WASTE - RECYCLING OF CARS
The Norwegian car industry has through Autoretur developed a very good tool for the recovery and recycling of scrapped cars. Autoretur recycles each year approximately 125,000 vehicles and almost 95 % of the cars weight is recycled or converted into energy. It is the car importers that are responsible for the collection and recycling of discarded cars.
The savings in recycling that Autoretur represents corresponds to 137,000 tons of CO2. It is equivalent to the annual emissions from 60,000 cars (ref. Vista Analysis). It is the Environmental Directorate that controls the Autoretur.
WASTE DISPOSAL IN NORWAY
As part of our environmental effort, MøllerGruppen has made an agreement with the company Ragn-sells on waste from our operations in Norway. Total waste volume for 2013 was 3,100 tons. This is a reduction compared to 2012 by 3.4 percent or 108 tons. Sorted proportion of waste was 77 percent. This was an improvement from 2012 where the separation rate was 76 percent.
The most significant factions are:
|Cardboard and paper
|Oil and fuel
WASTE DISPOSAL IN SWEDEN
Møller Bil Sweden has waste agreements with the companies IL Recycling and NEMAX, where the latter company handles dangerous waste like aerosols, airbags, batteries, electronic waste, glycol, fluorescent tubes, solvent, oil filters, plastic packaging etc.
In 2013 Møller Bil Sweden trained 205 employees in waste management and sorting. The program has included information about Miljöbalken and Avfallsförordningen (law) that are basic rules for all businesses.
By 2013, work that looks at the procurement and use of chemicals will be initiated. The work will continue in 2014 in order to ensure a good management of the use of chemicals in the damage repair shops.
ENERGY MANAGEMENT IN MØLLERGRUPPEN
Environmental concerns are also firmly rooted in MøllerGruppen Real Estate through longstanding commitment to energy efficiency measures. Through a project supported by Enova there has since 2009 been saved 7.5 GWh/year. This is achieved by training the operating personnel in energy-efficient operation and by investments in profitable energy efficiency measures.
MøllerGruppen Real Estate wants to establish energy monitoring for their entire portfolio. As part of this ambition, we have now reached an agreement with the company ESAVE about energy monitoring to ensure efficient use of energy.
The annual energy reduction is equivalent to the energy use of 375 houses (energy consumption 20 000 kWh/year) or 34,883 m2 office building (energy consumption of 215 kWh/m2 year). Or to put it in another way: The total energy consumption in MøllerGruppen in 2013 was around 42 GWh. Without the implementation of any of the measures, the energy consumption in 2013 would have been 7, 5 GWh higher, ie approximately 50 GWh.
Efforts to optimize energy use continue through measures in both existing and new buildings.
ENERGY WORK IN MØLLER BIL SWEDEN
It was in 2013 completed EcoDriving training where about 50 percent of our employees participated. EcoDriving is an education where you learn to drive economically while preserving the environment.
On the energy side, Møller Bil Sweden has for several years conducted an energy saving plan with the company ÅF Infrastructure. Møller Bil will in the future use ESAVE, the same system used in Norway, and set energy targets for each retailer.
MØLLER BIL SKADESENTER ROMERIKE
(MØLLER BIL COLLISION DAMAGE REPAIR SHOP ROMERIKE)
The new Møller Bil collision damage repair shop opened in 2013 and is classified as the first passive house in the industry. A passive house is a building that uses less energy for heating compared to conventional houses. Passive House standard includes requirements in terms of heat loss, heating demand, cooling demand, energy demand for lighting and energy supply, and that 60 percent of the building's energy demand for heating is covered by renewable sources. Car wash products are all Swan-labeled products and it is invested in an own treatment systems for all surface water from the plant.
MØLLER BIL KLARGJØRING
(MØLLER CAR PREPARATION)
The main tasks of this department is equipment installation and technical and cosmetic treatment of all cars entering the country. In 2009 Møller Bil Klargjøring invested in a new cleaning and preparation plant. Before this investment, water consumption per vehicle was about 180 liters. Now the water use per car prepared is 28 liters. Chemical consumption during the same period declined from 1.9 liters per car on average to the current level of 0.8 liters.
Møller Bil Klargjøring is performing missions for all 43 retailers in MøllerGruppen. The 43 retailers account for 60 percent of the total for the four brands. Møller Bil Klargjøring is also Miljøfyrtårn - certified. In 2013 they clarified 24,678 cars.