The Carbon Trust re-certification is part of Jaguar Land Rover’s journey to Destination Zero, after it was originally achieved two years ahead of a commitment to operate carbon neutral UK manufacturing by 2020, highlighting Jaguar Land Rover’s pledge to zero emissions and its ambition to make societies safer and healthier, and the environment cleaner.
The journey began after the Jaguar I-PACE was charged at Gaydon using one of 166 smart chargers powered by solar panels fitted to the new Advanced Product Creation Centre. With a 292-mile range, the Jaguar I-PACE comfortably completed the entire 142 mile route on one charge.
Jaguar Land Rover was certified on 31 January 2020 for the second consecutive year by the Carbon Trust, confirming business operations have met the internationally recognised PAS 2060 standard* for carbon neutrality between April 2018 and March 2019 across its vehicle manufacturing assembly operations and product development sites. Together, these sites represent 77% of Jaguar Land Rover’s global vehicle production.
To achieve carbon neutral status Jaguar Land Rover has invested in energy-saving projects such as solar panels and LED lighting. In the UK, operating CO2 emissions are down 74% versus 2007 including the purchases of REGO backed electricity and the energy used to build a vehicle has reduced by 37% since 2007.
Jaguar Land Rover has also invested in Gold Standard** carbon offset voluntary emissions reductions around the globe as part of the formal certification. These include clean and safe water projects in Kenya and Uganda and clean cook stove programmes in India and Ghana, delivering both environmental and social impact benefits.