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Jaguar Land Rover awarded for environmental standards

19 March 2019

  • Jaguar Land Rover awarded latest ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard certification
  • Carbon neutral status for manufacturing operations includes vehicle plants, Engine Manufacturing Centre and two product development sites
  • Zero carbon electricity contract since April 2016 contributes to UK operational CO2 reduction of 74 per cent per car since 2007
  • More than 21,000 photovoltaic panels, with a capacity of 5.8MW, installed at Engine Manufacturing Centre

Jaguar Land Rover has achieved certification to the latest ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard. After being one of the first automotive companies to receive the certification back in 1998, Britain’s biggest car maker has been quick to meet the challenge of the latest globally recognised certification.

The international standard places increased emphasis on organisational leadership including how environmental factors are integrated into the strategic planning of the business.

Alongside the introduction of electrified powertrains including mild hybrids, plug-in hybrids and the world’s first premium SUV battery electric vehicle – the Jaguar I-PACE – the wider workings of the Jaguar Land Rover management system have also been perfected to achieve the latest ISO 14001 standard.

This means considering the environmental effects of a vehicle’s life cycle,  from inception to delivery. Environmental goals and expectations are incorporated, reviewed and enforced by leadership.

One of the most impressive advances has been in carbon emissions.

It’s fantastic Jaguar Land Rover has reached carbon neutral status for its major UK operations. This is thanks to lots of factors including our engine plants solar panel array, which is one of the largest in the UK. Electricity was responsible for about half of our vehicle manufacturing carbon emissions so investing in green electricity suppliers has helped reduce the company's footprint massively.

Steve Slocket
Environmental Compliance Manager, UK Operations

Jaguar Land Rover works with the Carbon Disclosure Project to look at supply chain impact. Understanding suppliers’ carbon emissions helps plan for further cuts.

Nine Jaguar Land Rover sites have been awarded the ISO 14001 standard:  Castle Bromwich, Halewood, Solihull, the EMC (Wolverhampton), Fen End, Oxford Road, Gaydon, Whitley and Itatiaia in, Brazil. The new production facility in Nitra, Slovakia, is undergoing an initial review with a full audit in next couple of months.

Further information

For further information, please contact:

Natasha Kaur

Senior Communications Officer

Corporate Affairs

M: +44 (0) 7469 021 100

E: nkaur6@jaguarlandrover.com

Notes to Editors

About Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel-drive vehicles; and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports saloon and sports car marques.

At Jaguar Land Rover, we are driven by a desire to deliver class-leading vehicles, which will provide experiences our customers will love, for life. Our products are in demand around the globe. In 2018 Jaguar Land Rover sold 592,708 vehicles in 128 countries.

We support around 260,000 people through our retailer network, suppliers and local businesses. At heart we are a British company, with two major design and engineering sites, three vehicle manufacturing facilities and an engine manufacturing centre in the UK. We also have plants in China, Brazil, India, Austria and Slovakia.  

From 2020 all new Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will offer the option of electrification, giving our customers even more choice. We will introduce a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles as well as continuing to offer the latest diesel and petrol engines.