Sustainability in focus
Sustainability and the environment wired into our DNA
Thanks to GARO’s strong focus on sustainability, striving to be a leader in corporate responsibility comes naturally. We take a long-term and systematic approach to lessening the impact of our business, products and decisions on the environment, society and people throughout the value chain. And, of course, this encompasses our entire business, in every country where we operate.
The numbers of electric vehicles and hybrids are increasing
The numbers of electric vehicles and hybrids on Swedish roads are increasing steadily. However, growth in charging stations is not keeping pace with the growing numbers of electric vehicles. The charging infrastructure must be expanded, not only along the roads, but also near homes and workplaces and where people live their daily lives.
We need smarter cities
Urbanisation is the strongest global trend at present. More than half of the world’s population already lives in cities, and within a few decades this figure will have risen to 70%. Considering the growing environmental impact that this entails, there is an urgent need for new smart ways to meet the demand for a high standard of living while maintaining sustainable social development so that our planet can cope.
Investing in more roadside fast chargers
The Swedish Transport Administration is now granting investment aid for 20 new public fast charging stations distributed across seven counties, including central Norrland. This charging infrastructure expansion is a very welcome announcement. The numbers of electric vehicles and hybrids on Swedish roads are increasing steadily. However, growth in charging stations is not keeping pace with growth in electric vehicles.