Jaguar has a long tradition of creating beautiful fast sedan and sports cars, which provide our customers with comfort, refinement and an unrivalled driving experience. To achieve this, we must ensure we have a sustainable business in the long term.
JAGUAR SUSTAINABILITY OVERVIEW
Our strategy for more efficient designs began over ten years ago with the development of the lightweight aluminium platform for the Jaguar XJ launched in 2003. The new XK launched in 2006 took the use of aluminium a step further, with an advanced aerospace derived construction delivering class-leading strength and rigidity, but with much lower weight.
We also undertook a number of environmental initiatives to improve the efficiency and reduce the CO2 emissions of our products, including the introduction of high efficiency diesel engines and more extensive use of lightweight and recyclable materials.
The most recent advances in this area are to be seen in the all-new advanced petrol and diesel engines being introduced for the 2010 model year. These deliver significantly improved fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions while simultaneously providing a major uplift in power and torque – the best of both worlds.
Our overall goal is to reduce the impact of our activities on the environment by improving processes and products, making the best use of resources, minimising emissions and waste, and improving energy efficiency.
We do this by taking an holistic view of our economic, social and environmental responsibilities. We assess the impact of all our activities, target improvement areas and report on our performance. Fundamental to our business is the commitment to continuous improvement and meeting or exceeding legal and regulatory requirements.
Further information is contained in our Sustainability Report >>
From April 2009, Jaguar has introduced a programme to offset the CO2 emitted during the assembly of all vehicles produced at our two UK manufacturing plants. Working with carbon offset experts, ClimateCare, we are investing in projects that focus on three actions; switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy, promoting renewable technology and improving energy efficiency within communities and industry alike.
Simultaneously, we are launching a voluntary programme for Jaguar owners wishing to offset the CO2 emissions of their vehicle (both new and pre-owned). Owners who elect to do this will receive a certificate from ClimateCare and the facility on their website to see the projects that their contribution will support. For further details of this programme, or if you wish to offset the CO2 emissions of your Jaguar vehicle, please visit - http://www.jpmorganclimatecare.com/jaguar.