CLIMATE CHANGE IS
The ultimate safety test
“Sustainability is now as important as safety to us.”
We have dedicated our business to help protect the lives of people both inside and outside of our cars.
We will now show the same dedication to help protect the planet.
We are part of the problem so we need to be part of the solution.
Working towards climate neutrality
Our ambition is to become a climate neutral company by 2040. However, electrifying our fleet is not enough. We need to address emissions across our value chain. This involves using greater climate neutral energy in both our own operations and among our suppliers, as well as making better use of materials and components. But we need to act now. So, we are aiming to reduce our lifecycle emissions per vehicle by 40 per cent by 2025.
Fully electric by 2030
A global transition to electrified cars is essential if the world is to reach net zero emissions by 2050, and to limit the impacts of climate change. By 2025, we are aiming for 50 per cent of our sales to be fully electric, and by 2030 we will only produce fully electric vehicles.
A transformative online showroom
Our new flagship showroom will be right here on this site. Our ambition is to also enable more online offers and services, making it as easy as possible to choose a car with no tailpipe emissions.
Initiatives that make a difference
Climate neutral manufacturing
Compared to producing new parts, remanufactured parts use around 85 per cent less raw material and 80 per cent less energy. We currently remanufacture over 50 different parts, including engines, gearboxes, turbo compressors and clutches. In 2020 we saved almost 3,000 tonnes of CO2 by remanufacturing over 40,000 parts.
Minimising production waste
In 2020, 95 per cent of our global production waste was recycled, meaning that we not only avoided creating additional carbon emissions, but we were able to keep valuable material in circulation and reduce the amount of virgin material that needed to be produced. The vast majority of waste we recycle is steel. In 2020, we recycled over 176,000 tonnes, avoiding the generation of nearly 640,000 tonnes of CO2.
An aligned retailer network
We’re working with our retailers to ensure our entire network is climate neutral by 2040. This involves driving efficiency measures and ensuring a greater use of renewable energy in every part of their business. A number of our retailers across the world already have their own on-site renewable energy supply.
Responsible cobalt sourcing
Cobalt is a vital component in the production of electric car batteries. In some cases, the extraction of cobalt can have human rights impacts.
We use blockchain technology to increase transparency and traceability of our cobalt supply chain ensuring that information about the material’s origin cannot be changed undetected. We use several other processes, in conjunction with our suppliers, including mine site inspections and GPS tracking to help ensure that the cobalt within our batteries is responsibly sourced.
The shape of things to come
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Designed with purpose
Increasing the use of sustainable materials is just one way the XC40 Recharge helps reduce its environmental impact.
The twin electric motors mean there are zero tailpipe emissions, keeping your drive as clean as possible.
A space for life
The roomy interior of the XC40 Recharge can comfortably accommodate you, your life and whoever you choose to share it with.