The Citroën network is committed to three key environmental management criteria:
• Sorting, in order to recover and collect automotive waste in the network through approved organisations;
• Regulatory compliance, to ensure that the network complies with national and European regulations;
• Traceability, in order to track waste and ensure that it is correctly recycled.
Awareness and responsibility
At the 2008 Paris Motor Show, Citroën launched ‘GreenPact’. This new environmental approach was set up to help the sales network in France to comply with changing legislation and to better manage its environmental impact (waste management, chemical storage, traceability of end-of-life parts, etc.). To achieve this, GreenPact uses a wide range of educational tools and promotes contacts between the network and other specialised players, such as organisations that collect and treat coolants.
Collection and management
The Citroën network put in place a structure to collect and process end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) using environmentally responsible methods more than fifteen years ago. The collection and sorting of maintenance and repair waste is organised in line with the management methods put in place for end-of-life products (ELPs) and deployed in France as part of GreenPact.
The design of each vehicle takes account of the end-of-life decontamination stage and seeks to make this process easier. To take just one example, a mark is placed on the lowest point of the fuel tank to make it easier to empty. At the same time, a dismantling process is developed at an early stage by Citroën engineers for each part that has to be removed as part of the decontamination process.