Aston Martin, the renowned ultra-luxury British manufacturer, continues to make significant strides in its Racing. Green. sustainability strategy. One year after its announcement, the company has achieved carbon neutral manufacturing at its Gaydon and St Athan facilities. This milestone reflects Aston Martin’s commitment to reducing its environmental impact and becoming a world-leading sustainable automotive business.
In line with its sustainability report, Aston Martin has implemented various initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions in its manufacturing processes and supply chain. The Racing. Green. program now extends to offsetting Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions through Gold Standard verified projects, taking crucial steps towards obtaining PAS 2060 certification by the end of 2023 and operating net-zero manufacturing facilities by 2030.
Partnering with Climate Impact Partners, experts in carbon market solutions, Aston Martin’s Racing. Green. emissions reduction program provides financial support to projects that actively reduce CO2 emissions while promoting the global transition to a low carbon economy. The company proudly supports a wind power portfolio project in Turkey, generating clean electricity to a nation heavily dependent on fossil fuels.
Since 2019, Aston Martin’s manufacturing facilities have been powered entirely by renewable electricity. To further enhance clean energy usage, the company is advancing new renewable electricity generation projects and installing solar panels at various locations. Aston Martin Works and the DBX SUV manufacturing plant will benefit from solar panel installations, significantly reducing their reliance on non-renewable energy sources.
As part of the Racing. Green. sustainability strategy, Aston Martin has already witnessed positive outcomes. Notably, a 12.2% decrease in electricity usage across facilities was achieved through initiatives such as LED lighting and streamlined paintshop strategies. Furthermore, CO2 emissions per car manufactured decreased by 3.9% in 2022 compared to the previous year, driven by increased energy use effectiveness and manufacturing efficiencies.
In line with the company’s commitment to sustainability, Aston Martin is progressing towards an electrified future. In 2024, they will introduce their first Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), Valhalla, followed by their first Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) in 2025. Aston Martin aims to offer a fully electrified sports car and SUV portfolio by 2030, aligning with their long-term vision of sustainability.
Aston Martin’s Racing. Green. sustainability strategy continues to shape the company’s transformation and underscores its commitment to sustainability in the luxury automotive sector. By achieving carbon neutral manufacturing and setting ambitious targets, Aston Martin is determined to become a global leader in sustainable ultra-luxury automotive manufacturing. To learn more about Aston Martin’s Racing. Green. sustainability strategy and access the 2022 sustainability report, visit their official website.