With air quality increasingly becoming a major concern for cities, there is a growing need for powertrain electrification and new clean technologies. In this context, Faurecia and Clean Air Asia are partnering to explore effective technology solutions to improve air quality and enhance industry awareness of clean city solutions.
The strengthened collaboration will be focused on three key aspects across Asia:
• Clean Cities Initiative: Utilizing Clean Air Asia’s extensive regional air quality network and its years of experience in guiding national and city-level air pollution reduction, Faurecia will provide its leading air quality management solutions.
• Clean Fleets Initiative: Faurecia will bring its expertise in eco-driving and emissions reduction solutions to support Clean Air Asia’s Green Freight and Logistics Program, which is at the forefront of the establishment of regional and national green freight programs and initiatives.
• Communication: Faurecia and Clean Air Asia will facilitate multi-stakeholder actions to manage air pollution at the city level.
Effective air quality management starts with robust monitoring that can provide reliable data for risk assessment and prevention. Faurecia and Clean Air Asia are exploring the possibility of providing such monitoring through sensors and software.
“The signing of the MOU with Clean Air Asia today marks a new positive milestone to deepen the collaboration in Asia we started three years ago,” said Christophe Schmitt, Executive Vice President of Faurecia Clean Mobility. “As a global leader in Sustainable Mobility, Faurecia has the clear objective of driving mobility and industry towards zero emissions. As part of our constantly growing open innovation ecosystem, the partnership with Clean Air Asia will enable us to achieve the shared vision of reducing the environmental impact of air pollution.”
“Through this cooperation, we aim to help urban cities in Asia chart a cleaner, greener and more sustainable industrial trajectory,” said Bjarne Pedersen, Executive Director of Clean Air Asia. “Clean Air Asia boasts high-level expertise in air quality management. The launch of this partnership with Faurecia will assist us in our aims to promote the broader uptake of cleaner fuels, vehicles and freight technologies, support more conducive transport strategies and policies, and encourage other manufacturers to embark on more environmentally sound development.”
Founded in 1997, Faurecia has grown to become a major player in the global automotive industry. With 330 sites including 30 R&D centers, 110 000 employees in 35 countries, Faurecia is now a global leader in its three areas of business: automotive seating, interior systems and clean mobility. Faurecia has focused its technology strategy on providing solutions for smart life on board and sustainable mobility. In 2017, the Group posted total sales of €20.2 billion and value-added sales of €17.0 billion. Faurecia is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris stock exchange and is a component of the CAC40 Next20 index. For more information, please visit www.faurecia.com
About Clean Air Asia
Clean Air Asia is leading the regional mission for better air quality, and healthier, more livable cities throughout Asia. Our approach entails actionable guidance for administrators and policymakers to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases at city, national and regional levels; high-level expertise in air quality management across Asia; and an ethos of partnership, collaboration and cooperation. Established in 2001 as the premier air quality network for Asia by the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and USAID, we are working with a range of partners to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions across Asia by building capacity, advocating for effective and appropriate policies and practice, and informing stakeholders of air pollution and climate change impacts. Our aim is to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in 1000+ cities in Asia through a range of innovative policies and programs covering air quality, transport and industrial emissions, and energy use. With headquarters in Manila and offices in Beijing and Delhi, we are positioned on the front line of the fight against air pollution, working rapidly and responsively to address the air quality challenges endemic to the Asia region. Our biennial Better Air Quality Conference – Asia’s largest and most prestigious air quality gathering – ﬁrst held in 2002, brings together more than 1,000 policymakers, practitioners and industry leaders in developing solutions for cleaner air and livable cities. Clean Air Asia’s key program areas are: Air Quality and Climate Change and Sustainable Transport (Low Emissions Urban Development, Clean Fuels and Vehicles, Green Freight and Logistics).