In terms of environmental policy, the CIVD Environment Department and its member companies work towards meeting the requirements of the society and government policy, and finding environmentally compatible solutions even before statutory regulations come into force. This goal is pursued from the manufacture and use of the product up to its disposal. Given the fact that the attractiveness of caravanning as a form of tourism depends upon maintaining a clean environment, this is an important point that we will be emphasizing in order to increase the acceptance of this form of tourism among the public.

One of the most important features of caravanning is the attraction of enjoying leisure time in and with nature. The caravanning industry is aware of the importance of the environment and natural resources for human life and health. At the same time, it is deeply convinced that environmental innovations and ecologically sustainable developments can be implemented in a foresighted manner in order to conserve natural resources for the benefit of all.

One particular important aspect in this regard is the continuous effort to reduce vehicle exhaust emissions. The number of licensed motor caravans has increased rapidly in recent years. For this reason, the caravanning industry is looking ahead to focus on the latest technical developments for keeping diesel engine exhaust emissions as low as possible and doing its part to contribute to clean air.

Continuous optimization, not only in emissions from consumption, but even at the stages of development and production, should proactively minimize emissions hazards to air, soil, and water that result from leisure vehicle manufacturing.

Jost Krüger
Technical Director

Tim Rüttgers
Technical Manager