After making its UK manufacturing carbon neutral, Jaguar Land Rover continues to drive environmental performance by attaining the latest ISO 14001 standard…
- 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 carmaker 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.
Steve Slocket. Environmental compliance manager, UK operations, said, “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.”
Jaguar Land Rover works with the Carbon Disclosure Project to look at supply chain impact. Understanding suppliers’ carbon emissions help 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 the next couple of months.