Attention to the environment as a matter of course
Reduction of environmental impactWe are continuously working on further reducing the environmental impact of our activities. For instance, on our Eindhoven premises water from a nearby canal is used for cooling our production installations instead of high quality drinking water. And in our new state-of-the-art engine testing lab, advanced electrical engine brakes are used. These generate enough electricity to provide up to 20% of the demand of our factories in Eindhoven. Both the production facilities in The Netherlands and Belgium meet ‘zero waste to landfill’: no waste is disposed to landfill, but instead it is further processed.
Minimizing the environmental impact of our products is an integrated part of our development process. We call this ‘EcoDesign’. Our EcoDesign team introduces ’green’ options during the development of products and components: technical possibilities for minimizing environmental impact. EcoDesign also stands for Ecology + Economy. This means that DAF not only looks for solutions that are good for the environment but that also further improve the efficiency of the truck.
We are striving towards an ever-increasing efficiency of our products, even lower emissions of noise and harmful exhaust gases, reduced maintenance and even better recycling possibilities. This is a never-ending race. We will continue to focus on optimizing our care for the environment even further. Our customers, staff and society are entitled to expect this from us.