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Published on November 14th, 2013 | by Anneli Hidalgo

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Few companies pay extra for sustainable transports

Environmentally-friendly transports is not a priority for Swedish companies shows a study among transport purchaser made by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute, IVL.

Of 159 companies only 5 paid more for environmentally-friendly transports showed the survey carried out by IVL together with Chalmers and Gothenburg University.

“There are of course some Swedish companies that work really hard with different environmental issues, but sustainable transportation is not a prioritized question for the majority of the companies. They expect that politicians and authorities make demands. In a way you could understand them – the transportation industry has a very press on prices, the companies are under demands of profits and they follow the environmental legislation that exists for transports. But I still think that they should take a greater responsibility,” said Linda Styhre at IVL.

The results from the survey were presented at the IVL conference Sustainable Transport that took place in Stockholm on November 14. The conference gathered professionals from the areas of transportation, environment and sustainability. During this ninth edition of the conference the focus was aimed at innovation and seminars and discussions revolved around city planning, innovative mobility solutions and optimized supply chains.

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