INNOVATION AND CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES
From the design phase through to the end-of-life of the vehicles, PEUGEOT strives to limit their impact on the environment. In addition to respecting environmental standards, PEUGEOT aims to lead the way in sustainable mobility and therefore devotes substantial means towards reducing the ecological footprint of its vehicles.
TECHNOLOGIES TO REDUCE CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS
PEUGEOT continues to work on the optimisation of petrol and diesel thermal powertrains (including the deployment of Stop & Start mechanisms).
Through Hybrid4 technology we enable the association of internal combustion engines and electric propulsion.
The all-new PEUGEOT e-208 and all-new PEUGEOT e-2008 SUV are 100% electric and offer responsible urban mobility.
Groupe PSA is aiming for leadership in this field, with 30% of green materials per vehicle on average (recycled metals, green materials polymers etc.). It goes without saying that these new materials are selected in compliance with quality and safety requirements.
Groupe PSA pays a particular attention to the use of green materials in the polymers. These are recycled plastics, natural fibres or biosourced materials (polymers obtained from renewable resources). Their use allows us to cut down on plastics of fossil origin while diversifying the activities of the plastic recycling channels.
DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY
In relation to product development, PEUGEOT's recycling strategy is based on two key aspects:
INTEGRATED PRODUCT RESPONSIBILITY:
To guarantee that all PEUGEOT products meet our recycling objectives, all the PEUGEOT design teams must follow the "Recyclability/Recoverability" guidelines.
This process also helps the engineers to evaluate the simplicity with which the parts, components, etc. can be recycled at the vehicle's end-of-life.
DESIGN THAT RESPECTS THE ENVIRONMENT:
PEUGEOT has been using recycled materials, also called "recycled products", for some time now and their use has constantly increased since. The Group is continuing its efforts to respect its commitment to build vehicles containing 30% green materials. From a technical standpoint, major efforts have been deployed to increase the amount of recycled materials used.
Recycled products must satisfy the same technical requirements as virgin materials. Recycled materials are preferred when they do not push up the price of the part. Quality is never compromised. Our recycling team works hard to maintain a high-quality look and feel, and mechanical and thermal durability, and to satisfy performance standards.
Indeed, our recycled materials are of such high quality standards that they can now be used for the visible parts of PEUGEOT vehicles as well as the parts not obviously seen.
ISO 14001 CERTIFICATION
Today all our production plants have obtained the ISO 14001 certification. This standard (created in 1996) requires that plants put in place means of surveillance, control and measurement of the effects of the processes on the environment. Application of the certification commits all the staff to a continuous improvement approach thanks to appropriate training on environmental protection.
The PEUGEOT network is committed to three major criteria in terms of environmental management:
STANDARD EXCHANGE: A TOP QUALITY SOLUTION
Do you need to change a part in your PEUGEOT vehicle? If so, you can help to reduce its environmental impact by choosing a Standard Exchange Part. These parts have been reconditioned according to an extremely strict renovation process based on parts collected from used PEUGEOT vehicles. These parts benefit from a manufacturer's warranty identical to the warranty that comes with new parts.
AN ECONOMIC AND ECOLOGICAL SOLUTION
Extend the longevity of your PEUGEOT and ensure that it remains in perfect working order for a limited cost - adapted to reflect the age of your vehicle.
What's more, you will be participating in our commitment to protect the environment, recycle, and limit vehicle waste.
Several years ago PEUGEOT set up a partnership with authorised dismantlers to collect and treat all automotive brands' end-of-life vehicles (ELV) in the best environmental conditions to attain a recovery rate of 95%, with 85% minimum re-use of parts and material recycling.
You can find your nearest authorised ELV centre by clicking on the following link: https://www.cartakeback.com/official-car-recycling-partner-to-the-car-makers/scrap-peugeot
The last owner takes the end-of-life vehicle to one of our collection partners. After checking over the vehicle, our partner issues the necessary Certificate of Destruction (CoD).
Pre-treatment and Depollution
First of all, the battery is removed and the airbags are neutralised. Our take-back partner then removes all the fuels and other liquids from the end-of-life vehicles. This includes the engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, liquid coolant, and the cooling liquid used in the air conditioning system.
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 the plastic and glass are removed to be recycled.
The materials representing a danger to the environment are collected and then sent to specialist recovery companies to be recycled or eliminated.
The pre-treated hulks are delivered to a shredder which separates the end-of-life vehicles into small parts and sorts them into different fractions for recycling or recovery.
Post-Shredder Technology (PST)
These automotive shredder fractions are then treated using different technologies (magnetic, Eddy currents, flotation) to obtain material fractions that can be used as secondary raw materials.
The material fractions produced by the shredder and from the PST can be recycled (for example to replace coal in blast furnaces or for drying sewage sludge) or recovered by the cement industry. This process makes it possible to recover 95% of the vehicle and considerably reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill sites.
Throughout our end-of-life vehicle return process, we have always done our best to respect the environment, but today, recycling is no longer a choice but a legal obligation set down in national regulations concerning end-of-life vehicles. This recycling initiative requires that manufacturers reduce the amount of waste generated by the production of vehicles and at the end of their life cycle. The legal obligation to recycle vehicles responsibly in the UK started in 2005, and since that time through our ELV recycling partner, CarTakeBack, every single end of life vehicle which has passed through the network has been recycled in an environmentally responsible manner, in line with the legal requirements.
When their vehicle reaches the end of its life, owners of a PEUGEOT can contact PEUGEOT's contracted recycling partner, CarTakeBack, to responsibly dispose of the vehicle. This service is free of charge and subject to certain conditions (see below).
We want to ensure that your end-of-life vehicle is recycled in an environmentally-friendly manner. That is why our end of life vehicle recycling partner, CarTakeBack, ensures that Peugeot’s recycling network respect the legal requirements of the regulations concerning end of life vehicles. This includes making sure all processes, documentation and also monitoring and reporting of materials which are reused, recovered and recycled are closely controlled and correctly implemented.
The free return of your end-of-life PEUGEOT applies only if:
Return your end-of-life vehicle to our return partner who will give you a certificate of destruction. You can then leave with the assurance that your old car will be scrapped in the most environmentally-friendly way.
Find your nearest PEUGEOT recycling centre here - https://www.cartakeback.com/official-car-recycling-partner-to-the-car-makers/scrap-peugeot