- Aston Martin’s Gaydon and St Athan facilities achieve carbon-neutral manufacturing.
- Progress made in reducing environmental impact and cutting CO2 emissions across the supply chain.
- Racing. Green. program expands to offset emissions through verified climate projects.
- Partnership with Climate Impact Partners supports the transition to a low-carbon global economy.
- Aston Martin commits to renewable energy and implements solar panel installations.
Aston Martin’s Commitment to Sustainability
One year after unveiling its ambitious Racing. Green. sustainability strategy, Aston Martin is proud to announce a major accomplishment in its journey towards becoming a world-leading sustainable ultra-luxury business. The iconic British manufacturer has successfully achieved carbon-neutral manufacturing at its Gaydon and St Athan facilities, marking a significant step in managing its environmental impact.
Progress in Reducing Environmental Impact
Aston Martin’s commitment to sustainability is evident in its continuous efforts to reduce CO2 emissions across its manufacturing processes and supply chain. The company’s Racing. Green. program has expanded to include offsetting Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions through verified climate projects. This move demonstrates Aston Martin’s dedication to combating climate change and aligning with global sustainability goals.
Partnership for a Low-Carbon Global Economy
Working in collaboration with Climate Impact Partners, Aston Martin’s Racing. Green. emissions reduction program provides financial support to projects that actively reduce CO2 emissions. This strategic partnership not only helps mitigate environmental damage but also contributes to the transition to a low-carbon global economy.
Supporting Renewable Energy Initiatives
Renewable energy plays a pivotal role in the Aston Martin’s sustainability journey. Since 2019, all manufacturing facilities have been powered by 100% renewable electricity. Furthermore, Aston Martin is actively pursuing new renewable electricity generation projects across its facilities. The historic Aston Martin Works facility and heritage dealership in Newport Pagnell have recently installed solar panels, supporting up to 90% of their energy consumption during the summer months. Plans are also underway to introduce thousands of solar panels to the DBX SUV manufacturing plant in St Athan, generating approximately 20% of the plant’s total annual energy demand.
Impressive Results and Electrified Future
The Racing. Green. sustainability strategy has yielded impressive results, with a 12.2% decrease in electricity usage across facilities. The successful implementation of LED lighting at St Athan alone has saved over 24,000kg of CO2 emissions annually. Additionally, Aston Martin achieved a 3.9% reduction in CO2 emissions per car manufactured in 2022 compared to the previous year. These positive outcomes can be attributed to the company’s focus on energy efficiency and streamlined manufacturing processes.
Looking ahead, Aston Martin remains committed to an electrified future. In 2024, the company will introduce its first Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle, the Valhalla, followed by its first Battery Electric Vehicle targeted for launch in 2025. By 2030, Aston Martin aims to offer a fully electrified sports car and SUV portfolio.
Amedeo Felisa’s Statement
Amedeo Felisa, Chief Executive Officer of Aston Martin Lagonda, expressed the company’s dedication to sustainability and transformation. The Racing. Green. sustainability strategy is instrumental in shaping Aston Martin’s future, ensuring that sustainability becomes integral to every aspect of the business.
For more detailed information on Aston Martin’s Racing. Green. sustainability strategy and to download the 2022 sustainability report, visit here.