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Sustainable development

Sustainable development and mobility 

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

DESIGN

INNOVATION AND CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES

 

From your vehicle’s design phase to its end of life, PEUGEOT teams strive to limit their environmental impact. In addition to complying with environmental standards, PEUGEOT aims to lead the way in sustainable mobility and therefore commits considerable resources to reducing its vehicles’ ecological footprint.

 

TECHNOLOGIES REDUCING CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS

 

PEUGEOT is working to optimise petrol and diesel thermal powertrains (including the deployment of Stop and Start devices).

Hybrid4 technology allows the combination of HDi diesel engines and electric propulsion.

The PEUGEOT iOn, the brand new PEUGEOT e-208 and PEUGEOT e-2008 are 100% electric for responsible urban driving.

 

GREEN MATERIALS

 

The PSA Group intends to lead in this area, with an average of 30% green materials per vehicle (recycled metals, polymers based on green materials, etc.). These new materials are naturally selected in compliance with quality and safety requirements.

The PSA Group pays particular attention to the use of green materials in polymers. These are recycled plastics, natural fibres or biomaterials (polymers from renewable materials). Using these helps us reduce plastics of fossil origin while diversifying the activities of plastic recycling channels.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY DESIGN

DESIGN WITH A VIEW TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

In product development, PEUGEOT’s recycling strategy revolves around two axes:

 

  • Design with a view to sustainable development
  • Developing and implementing material cycles for vehicle production

INTEGRATED PRODUCT LIABILITY:

Development:

  • Life Cycle Assessments
  • Sustainable material selection

 

Production:

  • Use of recycled materials (recyclates)

 

Use:

  • Disposal through concessions (waste management)
  • Spare parts

 

Valuation:

  • Vehicle valuation
  • Remediation and pre-treatment
  • European ELV Directive

 

To ensure that all PEUGEOT products meet our recycling objectives, all PEUGEOT design teams must follow the recyclability/valuation guidelines.

This process also allows engineers to assess the simplicity with which parts, components, etc. can be recycled at the end of a vehicle’s life.

 

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY DESIGN:

  • Sustainable material selection
  • Depollution
  • Pretreatment

 

For some time now, PEUGEOT has been using recycled materials, also known as recycled products, and is doing so even more now. We continue our efforts to meet our commitment to build vehicles using 30% recycled or biomaterials. Technically, we have made significant efforts to use more recycled materials.

 

Recycled products must meet the same technical requirements as virgin products. Recycled materials are preferable as long as they do not increase the price of the piece. Quality is never compromised. Our recycling team makes every effort to maintain high quality mechanical and thermal aesthetics and durability, and also to guarantee performance standards.

 

In fact, our high-quality recycled materials are now used for even visible as well as hidden parts of PEUGEOT vehicles.

MANUFACTURING

ISO 14001 CERTIFICATION

All our production plants have obtained ISO 14001 certification. This 1996 standard requires plants to monitor, control and measure the environmental effects of their processes. Staff continuously improve by engaging in appropriate environmental protection training. 

REPAIR MANAGEMENT OF THE WASTE PRODUCED


The PEUGEOT network is committed to four major criteria of environmental management:

 

  • Using approved organisations to sort and collect vehicle waste from the maintenance and repair activities of our network of garages.
  • Network’s compliance with national and European regulations.
  • Total traceability of vehicle waste until it is recycled.
  • Sorting and collecting waste from maintenance and repair activities is organised according to the brand’s end-of-life product management methods. 

STANDARD EXCHANGE: A HIGH-QUALITY SOLUTION

Do you need to change a part on your PEUGEOT vehicle? Help to reduce its environmental impact by choosing a Standard Exchange part. These are refurbished parts from an extremely rigorous renovation process with used parts from PEUGEOT vehicles. Their manufacturer’s warranty is identical to the warranty for new parts.

AN ECONOMICAL AND ECOLOGICAL SOLUTION

Extend the life of your PEUGEOT by keeping it in perfect working order for a limited cost adapted to your vehicle’s age.

Join our commitment to environmental protection, recycling and reducing vehicle waste.

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OF END-OF-LIFE PRODUCTS RECYCLING OF END-OF-LIFE VEHICLES

Several years ago, PEUGEOT set up a partnership with approved dismantling companies to collect and treat end-of-life motor vehicles of all makes in the best environmental conditions. The objective: achieving a 95% recovery rate, with at least 85% reuse of parts and recycling of materials. 

RETURNING YOUR END-OF-LIFE PEUGEOT VEHICLE



Delivery

The last owner returns the end-of-life vehicle to one of our collection partners. After checking the vehicle, they issue the necessary certificate of destruction.

 

Pre-treatment and decontamination

First, the battery is removed and airbags are neutralised. Our returns partner then removes all fuels and other liquids from them. This includes engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, coolant and air-conditioning fluid.

 

Disassembly

The next step is to dismantle the components and systems to sell them as used parts, or to use them as a basis for remanufactured parts. If economically viable, materials such as plastic and glass are removed for recycling.

 

Storage place

Materials dangerous to the environment are collected and then sent to companies specialising in recycling or disposal. 

Breaker

The pre-treated carcasses are sent to a Breaker to separate materials from the end-of-life vehicles and sort them for recycling or recovery.

 

Post-crushing technologies

The resulting fractions are then processed using various technologies (magnetic, eddy current, flotation) to extract material fractions to be used as secondary raw materials.

 

Recycling/recovery/disposal

The material fractions produced by the mill and through post-milling technologies can be recycled (e.g. to replace coal in blast furnaces or for drying sewage sludge) or recovered by the cement industry. This process allows 95% of the vehicle to be recovered and considerably reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill sites.

RETURNS NETWORK – RECYCLE YOUR PEUGEOT

We have always done our best to respect the environment, but today, recycling is no longer a choice: it is a legal obligation laid down in national regulations for end-of-life vehicles. This recycling approach requires manufacturers to reduce the amount of waste generated by vehicle production and at the end of their life cycle.

 

Contact a PEUGEOT network representative to return your end-of-life vehicle. This free service is subject to certain conditions (see below).

 

We want to make sure that your end-of-life vehicle is recycled in an environmentally friendly way. We ensure that all our returns sites comply with the legal requirements of the end-of-life vehicle regulations. All our vehicle returns partners, all processes and the documentation of all incoming and outgoing material flows are also checked by our recycling experts.

 

The free return of your PEUGEOT when no longer in use applies only in the following cases:

 

  • None of the essential components or parts are missing
  • It contains no non-automotive waste
  • It has up to 9 seats or is a light commercial vehicle up to 3.5 tonnes.
  • The vehicle was last registered in the EU.
  • The original vehicle documents are delivered with the vehicle.

 

Return your end-of-life vehicle to our returns partner who will give you a certificate of destruction and the necessary documents to cancel its registration. Leave with the certainty that your old car will be destroyed with the utmost respect for the environment.