JLR Promises Near Half Cut in Production Emissions by 2030

Jaguar Land Rover has pledged to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by nearly half in time for the end of the decade.

Its climate strategy envisages a reduction in planet warming emissions of 46% by 2030 in absolute value compared to a 2019 baseline. In addition, the company says it will cut average vehicle emissions across its value chains by 54%, including a 60% reduction throughout the use phase of its vehicles.

The goals, which are approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), confirm the company’s pathway to a 1.5°C emissions reduction in line with the Paris Agreement. The commitment by JLR meets the most ambitious goal set in Paris.

Beyond the decade, the automaker has a second-decade ambition for net zero emissions across supply chain, product, and operations by 2039, as part of its Reimagine strategy. To achieve this, it will decarbonize 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, JLR has introduced the new role of sustainability director, appointing Rossella Cardone to drive its transformation and support François Dossa, executive director, strategy and sustainability. Cardone said: “Sustainability sits at the core of our Reimagine strategy, with the aim to achieve net carbon zero by 2039, as the creator of the world’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 minimize 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.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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