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Jaguar Land Rover scoops top environmental award

The coveted Climate Change Big Tick award was picked up by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) at the West Midlands Business in the Community (BITC) awards held in Birmingham last night.The Climate Change Big Tick is presented to businesses that take positive steps towards a sustainable future. JLR was recognised for its carbon reduction strategy, which focuses on reducing tailpipe and operational emissions and carbon offsetting.JLR is also shortlisted for the National Climate Change Award, the results of which will be announced at the Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner in London on 27 June.Commenting on the award, Executive Director Mike Wright, said, “Our focus on sustainability has achieved significant results across the business. Our manufacturing emissions have been reduced by 25% since 2007 while investment of at least £1.5 billion per year has delivered new technologies to reduce tailpipe emissions.“This award recognises the contribution our employees have made to achieving JLR’s challenging sustainability targets and will motivate us to deliver further improvements over the next few years.”Business in the Community Chief Executive, Stephen Howard, said, “I congratulate JLR on achieving their Big Tick. There has never been a better time to showcase that business can be a force for good – for the mutual benefit of both business and the communities in which they operate.”To find out more about how UK automotive is progressing towards an even more sustainable future, visit www.smmt.co.uk/industry-topics/sustainability/. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more