- This year we have worked with The Carbon Trust to verify our UK manufacturing and product development sites as carbon neutral.
- We are committed to on-going neutrality in the UK as we develop our future plans beyond 2020.
21ST CENTURY FACILITIES
As an environmentally responsible company, we must always strive to do more with less.
To achieve this, we invest in state of the art facilities where we can make our cars even more efficiently – using less water and energy, generating less waste and emitting less carbon, for every vehicle produced.
For instance, saving water is a key priority at our new plant in Brazil. The site has rainwater harvesting facilities and ponds that can hold the equivalent of 16 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
ENERGY USE AND EMISSIONS REDUCTION
All of our UK manufacturing facilities, product creation sites and most of our satellite sites purchase 100% renewable electricity from our electricity provider (as of April 2016).
Over the past few years, we have invested £23 million in a host of energy-saving projects. Measures like solar panels, LED lighting, combined heat and power, building management systems, voltage optimisation, insulation and energy mapping are all part of our global manufacturing footprint. Along with renewable electricity, these have helped to reduce the energy we use to build a vehicle by 42% since 2007.
Our Ongoing Commitment
All of our owned, UK vehicle and engine manufacturing facilities and product creation sites are carbon neutral, for 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018.This covers the energy we use to design, develop and build our cars also to run our own vehicle fleet.
Carbon neutral is one of our 2020 targets and has been delivered by:
- Annual reductions in operating CO2 emissions.
- Purchase of 100% renewable electricity for all of our UK manufacturing facilities, product creation sites and most of our satellite sites, from our electricity provider (as of April 2016).
- Purchase of Gold Standard voluntary carbon credits that balance remaining, unavoidable emissions.
These credits come from projects we've supported since 2011, because they provide both environmental and social impact benefits to communities worldwide.