Corporate Social Responsibility

Sustainability is fundamental to the reputation of our brands, our future profitability and, more importantly, the world in which we operate.

So unsurprisingly it is an integral part of our business plan. In fact, as a growing company, we consider it more important than ever that we reduce our impact on the environment and maximise the positive benefits our business can bring. Not because we feel we should. But because we want to.

    • We take a 360° approach to sustainability. Embedding it at every stage of the lifecycle of our products and at all levels of our business – whether we are adding value to local communities or building relationships with our suppliers, investing in clean technology or in our own employees. All these activities come together under two key themes: Environmental Innovation and Global Corporate Social Responsibility.

    • Innovation is at the heart of everything we do. Our engineers are striving to design more sustainable vehicles. They are also creating new vehicle concepts that challenge existing notions of mobility. At the same time, we are focused on cutting the impact of our operations, which includes reducing our carbon footprint and offsetting our CO2. Here are some examples of the progress we have made so far:

      • To help reduce tailpipe CO2 emissions, we are researching next-generation materials called carbon-fibre-reinforced composites, which could cut the bodyweight of current Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles by 60%
      • We pioneered research on a flywheel hybrid system, which achieved a 12% reduction in CO2 emissions when integrated into the rear axle of a Jaguar XF saloon
      • The All-New Range Rover has up to 66% more recycled plastic and renewable materials than its predecessor
      • In 2011, we became the first vehicle manufacturer in the automotive sector to ask our suppliers to participate in the CDP
      • Supply Chain Initiative, which encourages suppliers to measure, report and set reduction targets on their climate impacts
      • In logistics transport, we have achieved a 22% reduction in CO2 per vehicle since 2007
      • Sustainability has been embedded throughout the design of our new and advanced engineering manufacturing facility in Wolverhampton
      • We want to play a full and active part in the life of the communities in which we operate, both in the UK and around the world. We currently provide employment to more than 23,000 people directly and 190,000 indirectly through our suppliers. But our contribution to society goes way beyond that. By advancing knowledge and improving lives, we help to develop solutions to some of the most pressing social and economic challenges of the day. For example:
        • Through our CO2 offsetting programme, we support more than 50 sustainable development projects in 17 countries across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa
        • As part of our commitment to promote the UK government’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics agenda, we invest around £350,000 a year in five resource centres for schoolchildren
        • Through vehicle loans, Land Rover support the humanitarian and conservation work of organisations such as the Born Free
        • Foundation and the Royal Geographical Society
        • In 2011/12, we donated more than £1.4million in cash and in kind to charities including the International Federation of Red
        • Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the NSPCC
        • In that same year, more than 1,000 employees volunteered 17,000 hours of their time to help their local communities