Jaguar Land Rover - Sustainability Excellence

Responsible Business of the Year Award – Winner 2013

Jaguar Land Rover is improving its environmental performance and investing in communities, while developing its future workforce and ensuring growth as a responsible business.

Business impacts

  • The largest investor in automotive research and development and engineering in the UK (£2.75 billion in 2013/14).
  • >£10 billion spend with over 2,500 suppliers and 60% of material spend sourced locally from UK.
  • 600 graduates in 2011/12 and 189 apprentices to help develop the next generation of engineers.

Social impacts

  • Delivered significant environmental improvements in operations, reducing energy consumption per car by 21%, waste by 37% and water by 10%.
  • Invested in renewable technologies including a £4 million investment in 1.1MW solar PV, saving 540 tonnes of CO2 per annum.
  • Five million tonnes CO2 offset and 1.2 million lives improved.

They are a potential pioneering force in bringing about transformative change to the luxury goods industry and a key driver in educating and influencing the client base and wider consumers on behaviour change.

- Marc Bolland,
Chief Executive of Marks & Spencer Plc and Responsible Business of the Year 2012, who presented the award
Jaguar Land Rover's strategy for 2020 comprises two key themes: Environmental Innovation and Global Corporate Social Responsibility. It addresses sustainability at every stage of the life cycle of its products and all levels of its business. This includes:

  • long-term profitable sustainable growth through investing in clean technology

  • innovative low-carbon vehicle solutions

  • driving environmental innovation throughout the business

  • investing in the workforce and creating sustainable change

  • working in partnership with the supply chain to integrate life cycle assessment into its processes

  • adding value to local and global communities.

Jaguar Land Rover has invested £2.75 billion in new technologies to deliver more sustainable products, such as the Range Rover Evoque with class-leading sustainability of sub 130g/km* CO2 and the new Range Rover with all aluminium body, reducing CO2 emissions by 23%.

To ensure the continued growth of the business, Jaguar Land Rover needs a pool of talented people with engineering and technical skills. Its school and work-based activities have enabled two million young people to improve their skills.

It also supports more than 50 sustainable development projects in 17 countries through its programme to offset emissions.

Marc Bolland, Chief Executive of Marks & Spencer Plc and Responsible Business of the Year 2012, who presented the award on the night said: “Jaguar Land Rover is addressing sustainability at every stage of the life cycle of its products and at all levels of its business. They are a potential pioneering force in bringing about transformative change to the luxury goods industry and a key driver in educating and influencing the client base and wider consumers on behaviour change.”

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