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, which are approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), confirm the companyâ€™s pathway to a 1.5Â°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 direct greenhouse gas emissions across vehicle manufacture and operations by 46 per cent in absolute value compared to a 2019 baseline. The company has also committed to reduce greenhouse 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 Roverâ€™s commitment to 2030, followed by a second-decade ambition for net-zero emissions across the supply chain, product, and operations by 2039, as part of its Reimagine strategy. To achieve this, the company will de-carbonise 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, appointing Rossella Car done to drive its transformation and support FranÃ§ois Dossa, Executive Director, Strategy and Sustainability.
Rossella Cardone, Director and Head of Sustainability Office at Jaguar Land Rover, said: â€œSustainability sits at the core of our Reimagine strategy, with the aim to achieve net carbon zero by 2039, as the creator of the worldâ€™s most desirable modern luxury vehicles. As we move from climate ambition into action, we are now embedding sustainability into the Jaguar Land Rover DNA to 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 keeping stakeholders informed about our progress.â€
Alberto Carrillo Pineda, Managing Director, Science-Based Targets at CDP, one of the Science-Based Targets initiative partners, said: â€œWe congratulate Jaguar Land Rover on setting science-based targets consistent with limiting warming to 1.5 C, 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 COP 26, the climate change summit held in November 2021.