Jaguar Land Rover has announced new sustainability targets to reduce its direct greenhouse gas emissions from vehicle production and operation by 46 percent by 2030 compared to 2019. The company is also committed to reducing its average life cycle greenhouse gas emissions per car by 54 percent, including a 60 percent reduction in car life.
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The targets approved by the Science Objectives Initiative (SBTi) confirm the company’s commitment to reducing emissions under the Paris Climate Agreement, which requires global warming to be limited to 1.5 ° C.
This commitment is in line with the most ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement and is set to be achieved by 2030. In turn, the goal for the next decade will be part of Reimagine’s strategy to achieve zero emissions in all supply chains, products and processes by 2039. To achieve this, the company will decarbonize all development and materials, manufacturing processes, supply chains, electrification, battery strategy, life cycle processes and end-of-life recycling.
The company is consistently moving in the defined direction. Between 2013 and 2019, 360 tonnes of unused scrap metal was recycled into light aluminum at Jaguar plants alone, and it was later incorporated into sports models such as the Jaguar F-Type. Thus, even sports cars have less impact on the environment. Aluminum improves very important parameters: reduces the weight of the car and strengthens the body. It creates an excellent power-to-weight ratio, as well as a torque-to-weight ratio – things that are synonymous with a purebred sports car.
To further its mission, Jaguar Land Rover has introduced the position of Sustainability Director. Rosella Cardone has been appointed and will lead the change in close collaboration with François Dosa, Executive Director for Strategy and Sustainability.
“As we move from climate goals to action, we are now embedding sustainability in Jaguar Land Rover DNA, which allows us to reduce our carbon footprint throughout the value chain. Science-based goals clearly tell us how much and how quickly we need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and keep stakeholders informed of progress in this area, “said Rosella Kardone, Jaguar Land Rover ‘s Director of Sustainability.
For the first time, Jaguar Land Rover announced its commitment to the SBTi goals at the UN Climate Change Conference in November 2021.