Jaguar Land Rover receives Queen's Award
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has received an award for reducing the environmental impact of its operations and products. The Queen's Award for 2015 is a great achievement for the British company, which also holds all three Royal Warrants as the result of being an official supplier of services and goods to the royal households of HM The Queen, HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. This is the 14th Queen's Award that JLR has received since 1967. Last year the company was recognised for its outstanding growth in overseas trade. Speaking about the accolade, JLR CEO Dr Ralf Speth said: "Jaguar Land Rover is honoured to receive this 2015 Queen's Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development. We are focused on growing a long-term, sustainable business, as leaders in environmental innovation and making a positive impact on society."
JLR employs around 8,000 engineers and designers who take their work very seriously. The company takes a 'whole lifecycle' view when it comes to developing its vehicles and aims to achieve minimal environmental impact. As a result of its scrupulous attention to detail JLR has already reduced CO2 emissions by almost 25% across the board.
Land Rover is a world leader in the use of aluminium-intensive vehicles, which weigh less than their predecessors. The new-generation Range Rover Sport and Range Rover are good examples of this, as they are each 420kg lighter than previous models; in addition, hybrid technology means that the introduction of environmentally-friendly Range Rover Hybrids and Range Rover Sport Hybrids with electric motors does not compromise their all-terrain functionality.