Jaguar Land Rover is requiring its global supply network to commit to sustainability targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and help the automaker achieve net zero carbon emissions across its supply chain, products and operations by 2039.
The carmaker will ask its Tier 1 suppliers to define their decarbonisation path and require them to report transparently and demonstrate progress towards their targets. They will need to disclose their carbon reports and work with their supply chains to achieve the same reductions.
Jaguar Land Rover has informed its entire supply network of more than 5,000 companies worldwide about these requirements.
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“Jaguar Land Rover’s industrial strategy is driven by our Science Targets Initiative (SBTi) commitments and achieving net zero carbon emissions across our supply chain by 2039,” said Barbara Bergmeier, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover Industrial Operations. . “We can only achieve these ambitious goals together, so we invite suppliers to join us on this challenging but exciting journey, strengthening existing relationships so that all parties can achieve meaningful, quantifiable goals.”
Jaguar Land Rover’s commitment to zero carbon emissions by 2039 is part of its Reimagin strategy, which will include the electrification of the Land Rover and Jaguar brands. The changes to the Jaguar brand will be particularly significant as it becomes an all-electric brand that aims to compete with Bentley.
“Our vision is innovative, premium lighting and electronic systems for all mobility concepts in the global automotive industry,” added Wilhelm Steger, CEO of ZKW Group, which supplies premium lighting systems to Jaguar Land Rover. “Together with Jaguar Land Rover, ZKW is on its way to a more sustainable future. We are committed to protecting the environment and reducing our environmental impact. As a result, we are taking responsibility, we are moving towards a science-based target initiative (SBTi) in our business and we are making our production facilities CO2 neutral by the end of 2025.