Aston Martin accelerates journey to become world-leading sustainable ultra-luxury business

Aston Martin has today hit the accelerator on its journey towards becoming a world-leading sustainable ultra-luxury car business with the announcement of an ambitious new sustainability strategy, Racing.Green.

Launched on Earth Day, Racing.Green. formalizes core principles, in line with UN Sustainable Development Goals, reflecting Aston Martin’s established approach to sustainability and setting bold new goals across all aspects of the business, focusing on tackling climate change, creating a better environment and building a stronger, more diverse , and more spacious business.

The ultra-luxury UK manufacturer has joined a list of ambitious companies committing to action on climate change through membership of the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), the global body that enables companies to set emission reduction targets in line with climate science.

Within the commitments advertised in Racing.Green. Aston Martin aims for Net-Zero emissions from its 2030 production facilities with a 30% reduction in supply chain emissions from a 2020 baseline. The company has outlined an ambition to achieve Net-Zero emissions across its entire supply chain by 2039.

The new targets are based on Aston Martin’s sustainability progress to date with a 44% reduction in emission intensity in its UK operations between 2020 and 2021 and 100% renewable energy used across all its UK production facilities since 2019. A major project will see Aston Martin install more than 14,000 solar panels at their St Athan site in Wales, capable of supplying 20% ​​of the plant’s annual energy needs.

100% of the waste at Aston Martin has already been successfully diverted from the landfill with a goal of removing all plastic packaging waste at Aston Martin within three years. Racing.Green. The strategy also aims to reduce water consumption by 15%, maximize sustainable materials and improve biodiversity across all locations.

Known for its product life, exclusivity and hand-built craftsmanship, Aston Martin has manufactured fewer than 109,000 cars in its 109-year history – with 95% of these highly prized cars estimated to be still on their journey.

Sustainability principles will also be embedded in Aston Martin’s future product strategy, including a clear roadmap for electrification. Aston Martin is developing alternatives to the internal combustion engine, with its first plug-in hybrid – the mid-engine supercar Valhalla – to begin deliveries in early 2024. Aston Martin’s first electric battery vehicle is due to be launched in 2025, and by 2026, all new Aston Martin product lines will have an electrified driveline. Aston Martin plans to have its entire core portfolio of GT sports cars and SUVs fully electrified by 2030.

The use of innovative sustainable materials in Aston Martin cars is also expanding, including exploring the use of green aluminum alloy – made using 100% renewable energy – and leather-free vegan interior options to give customers greater choice and reduce environmental impact.

As part of its strategy for diversity, equality and inclusion, Aston Martin aims for 25% of all leadership roles to be filled by women within the next five years.

Racing.Green. strategy and progress towards its goals is monitored by a board committee for sustainability chaired by the non-executive director Dr. Anne Stevens.

Tobias Moers, CEO of Aston Martin Lagonda, said: “Aston Martin is accelerating. We are transforming our business and believe that now is the time to challenge ourselves to make a bigger difference, to become a world-leading sustainable ultra-luxury business .

“While embracing electrification, we believe that our sustainability ambitions must be broader than just producing emission-free vehicles, and we want to pursue sustainability principles across our entire business, with a team representing the community proudly producing responsible products with a reduced environmental impact and makes a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate.

“By applying our passion for engineering and design innovation to this challenge, we are excited to shape, not just how fast the world goes from zero to sixty, but how fast we reach Net-Zero.”

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