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Energy and Emissions

At our manufacturing plants, rethinking the way we use energy is crucial to lowering our facility greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and playing our part in addressing climate change.

How We’re Driving Change

Reducing Emissions and Energy Use

Our efforts involve using less energy to make our vehicles and driving down the GHG emissions from our manufacturing processes. To help us, we invest in state-of-the-art facilities to ensure quality, safety and lean production techniques.

Driven by our Plant Energy Team, our comprehensive Energy Management Operating System focuses our efforts in three key areas:

  • Assessing and improving how our facilities operate
  • Collecting, storing and managing data and analytics
  • Securing a reliable supply of energy for our manufacturing plants

We also participate in GHG emissions reporting and trading, supporting a range of mandatory and voluntary schemes globally, and adhere to a number of national carbon reduction schemes.

Lower GHG Emissions From Our Facilities

In 2010, we set an ambitious goal to reduce GHG emissions per vehicle produced by 30 percent, by 2025. We’re proud to say we reached that goal eight years early. In fact, we surpassed it. Between 2010 and 2017, we reduced our emissions by 32 percent to 0.67 tCO2/vehicle. We aim to continue building on this success.

Reduced Average Energy Consumption

In 2017, we reduced facility energy consumption (on a per-vehicle basis) by 6.8 percent compared to 2014, and we continue to focus on driving efficiencies in energy use throughout our facilities around the world. In addition, our focus on energy conservation and efficiency brought significant energy and cost savings.

Our Performance

Less Energy, Lower Emissions

Operational efficiency helps lower GHG emissions and facility energy use, and we’re also exploring ways to use more renewable energy.

32% reduction in GHG emissions per vehicle, 2010 to 2017

Achieved our 2025 CO2 emissions reduction target eight years early

6.8% reduction in facility energy consumption (per vehicle), compared to 2015