Gaydon,Thursday, 31 March 2022.
Jaguar Land Rover has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions across its operations by 46 per cent by 2030. In addition, the company will cut average vehicle emissions across its value chains by 54 per cent, including a 60 per cent reduction throughout the use phase of its vehicles.
The goals, whichareapprovedby the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), confirm the company’s pathway to a 1.5°C emissions reduction in line with the Paris Agreement. The commitment by Jaguar Land Rover meets the most ambitious goal set in Paris.
By the end of the decade, Jaguar Land Rover will reduce its directgreenhouse gasemissions across vehicle manufacture and operationsby 46 per cent in absolute value compared to a 2019 baseline. The company has also committed to reducegreenhouse gas emissions per vehicle by an average of 54 per cent across the entire value chain, including a reduction of 60 per cent in the vehicle use phase.
These targets represent Jaguar Land Rover’s commitment to 2030, followed by a second-decade ambition for net zero emissions across supply chain, product, and operations by 2039, as part of its Reimagine strategy. To achieve this, the company will decarbonise across design and materials, manufacturing operations, supply chain, electrification, battery strategy, circular economy processes, and up to end-of-life treatment.
To support its mission, Jaguar Land Rover has introduced the new role of Sustainability Director,appointingRossella Cardone to drive its transformation and support François Dossa,Executive Director, Strategy and Sustainability.
Rossella Cardone, Director and Head of Sustainability Office at Jaguar Land Rover, said:“Sustainability sits at the core of our Reimagine strategy, with the aim to achieve net carbon zero by 2039, as the creator of the world’s most desirable modern luxury vehicles. As we move from climate ambition into action, we are now embedding sustainability into the Jaguar Land Rover DNAto minimise our carbon footprint across our value chain.Science-based targets tell us how much and how quickly we need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions as well as keepingstakeholdersinformed about our progress.”
Alberto Carrillo Pineda, Managing Director, Science Based Targets at CDP, one of the Science Based Targets initiative partners, said: “We congratulate Jaguar Land Rover on setting science-based targets consistent with limiting warming to 1.5C, the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement. By setting ambitious science-based targets grounded in climate science, Jaguar Land Rover is taking action to prevent the most damaging effects of climate change.”
Jaguar Land Rover first announced its commitment to the SBTi as part of its support for COP26, the climate change summit held in November 2021.