Jaguar Land Rover turns up the heat on climate change week
Jaguar Land Rover
Tata Group is focusing on combatting climate change during week two of its sustainability month, as it encourages colleagues to reorientate their way of thinking.
Jaguar Land Rover is conscious of the world around them, and is continually looking at how it can be more sustainable and reduce its environmental impact.
And while there is more to do, vast improvements have been made – from reducing its footprint to developing new innovative technology and methods to improve the world and environment we live in.
This week, we will be looking at how the business and colleagues are combatting the issue of climate change.
The work Jaguar Land Rover is doing
With 2020 just over the horizon, Jaguar Land Rover has reached some significant milestones. These include all its UK manufacturing and product development sites receiving Carbon Neutral certification, and remaining on-track to meet the European Union’s vehicle fleet average CO2 emissions target.
Jaguar Land Rover is also focusing on infrastructure to support EVs, with South Africa and Australia announcing fast-charging supportfor electric and hybrid owners. While Gaydon is leading the way with the UK’s largest electric car charging facility.
The business also purchases 100 percent renewable, zero carbon, electricity at our UK sites and in Slovakia. While solar panels are fitted at its UK engine and manufacturing operations and the plant in China, which generates more than 11MWh of electricity.
But there is much more that colleagues have been doing to make an environmental difference.
How our colleagues are making a difference
Across our business, people are working hard to make improvements in their areas – whether it is to gain better efficiencies or to save money – and in many instances these can also have a positive impact on the environment.
At Castle Bromwich, Sports Car Facility colleagues have saved the business money and prevented wasting electricity across the building with the help of a humble timer plug. Now all the lighting, tooling, TV screens, lights and rest area facilities switch off automatically at the end of the shift prior to the weekend.
Solihull Project Engineer Carl Kirby has been fixing compressed air leaks in the paint shop, which has enabled the facility to reduce the amount of electricity required to power the paint guns and polishers.
Meanwhile in Korea, colleagues have been combatting air pollution by starting to plant 400 trees in the middle of Seoul. The green haven called the Jaguar Land Rover forest in Hanriver Park will improve the city’s deteriorating air quality and provide sustainable habitat for the local wildlife.