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Jaguar Land Rover pledges £36m to reduce emissions

Wed 03 February 2016 | Back to news list

According to the latest sustainability report from British auto manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), the company will invest £36m over the next three years in renewable energy, energy efficiency and process improvements.

According to a news report (from edie), on a like-for-like basis JLR has seen a 30% reduction in operational CO2 emissions per vehicle since 2007. The firm has a target for carbon-neutral manufacturing operations by 2020. In 2014, the company completed the installation of 21,000 photovoltaic panels at its new engine manufacturing centre in Staffordshire, making it the largest rooftop solar panel array in the UK at the time.

JLR also outlined an ambition to 'close the loop' on manufacturing operations and car parts.JLR also operates 250 ‘takeback’ programmes at UK dealerships, where customers can take cars at the end of their life so that the materials and components can be reused or recycled. In terms of manufacturing the report indicated that JLR met its target of reducing waste to landfill per vehicle by 79% ahead of a zero waste to landfill target of 2020.

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