Week three of Tata Sustainability Month sees it focus on resource efficiency and minimising waste, but did you know that here at Jaguar Land Rover colleagues are already playing a major role in being more efficient and resourceful.
Cutting waste the Jaguar Land Rover way
Currently no waste goes directly to landfill, and the business is tackling the issue of single-use plastics, with 14 million items being replaced or removed across on-site catering, brand experience, global logistics and manufacturing.
Their success has seen other employees become inspired to do the same with similar schemes rolled out across sites in Castle Bromwich, Halewood, Wolverhampton and Graz, Austria.
The story doesn’t end there though. Jaguar Land Rover is also closing the loop on its precious materials, recycling and reusing its waste as part of its circular economy, and the I-PACE is at the heart of it.
Jaguar Land Rover’s Responsible Business team is focused on how much water we use and if we can use it more efficiently.
Each car built in the UK today uses 27 percent less water than those built in 2007, which equates to 2.79m3 per car. But the team is focused on bringing that figure down to 2m3, with our new overseas manufacturing sites already aiming for this target.
To use rainwater more effectively, the team has been using treatment facilities and harvesting methods to make the most of this valuable resource.
Colleagues who take it to heart
While Jaguar Land Rover as a business is making great strides at being more efficient and resourceful, across our global sites colleagues are looking to make a difference where they can.
In Pune, colleagues have found a novel second use for wooden pallets, which have been upcycled to create more than 700 desks benefitting more than 1,000 students in the process.
While in Brazil after planting over 1,200 trees when the manufacturing plant was built, it is now looking to plant a similar number again to support re-cultivation of the native forest.
At Halewood, the paint shop team has been maximising the life of waffle polishing pads, which would be thrown away after one use to extend its life by three times.
A number of colleagues at Castle Bromwich have been busy reducing waste and money. A trio of colleagues in Body-In-White has focused on reducing the amount of glue waste, while the Plant Launch and Manufacturing Product Integration (MPI) team has been recycling parts from other vehicles to help the Verification Build team.