9.3.2017Renewable energy guarantee for Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced that 100% of the electricity is uses will come from renewable sources. In a deal agreed with energy provider EDF Energy, the agreement will extend until at least March 2020.
Revealed as part of the company's sustainability report, JLR's electricity supply is ring-fenced as a proportion of EDF Energy's renewable generation, backed by Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin.
Ian Harnett, Executive Director of Human Resources and Global Purchasing at Jaguar Land Rover, said: "Our future is low-carbon, clean and efficient. Our programme to reduce our burden on the National Grid doesn't end here: we seek continual improvements, both in how we can reduce energy consumption further and how to minimise our carbon emissions.
"Our aim is to give our customers an assurance that the company's electricity will come from renewable sources: those being in addition to the solar array at our Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton, one of the largest rooftop installations in Europe."
Béatrice Bigois, Managing Director of Customers, EDF Energy, said: "EDF Energy is pleased to announce that we will continue to supply Jaguar Land Rover with 100 per cent renewable electricity for the next three years. Jaguar Land Rover is a valued partner of EDF Energy – we share a strong focus on sustainability and are very proud to support Britain's biggest car maker in achieving their low-carbon ambitions."
The annual sustainability report, published today (Thursday 9th March), has also seen the manufacturer reduce average official CO2 emissions levels for its European fleet by 32%, when comparing 2015 to 2007. It has also reduced the amount of energy used in manufacturing each vehicle by more than 38% compared to 2007.
In the 12 months up to April 2016, more than 50,000 tonnes of press shop aluminium waste was recycled, enough to make around 200,000 Jaguar XE bodyshells and saving more than 500,000 tonnes of CO2.
JLR has also invested more than £3 billion in powertrain research and development, including electric and hybrid systems. The comapy's first all-electric model - the Jaguar I-Pace - will go on sale next year.