Before manufacturing begins, we source raw materials and components from Tier 1 suppliers, who share our commitment to sustainability. We then work closely with them to optimise resource consumption, to reduce waste, energy use and related emissions – with our engineers using the Life Cycle Assessment studies (LCA) to specify the most sustainable materials possible.
Considering the use of more sustainable materials is crucial. For example, the creation phase of a new Jaguar XJ accounts for around 25% of its overall life cycle impact. The XJ LCA demonstrated that emissions were cut by 5.2 tonnes across its life cycle, compared to the previous model.