Aston Martin has achieved carbon neutral manufacturing at its two facilities in Gaydon and St Athan, according to the company’s latest sustainability report. The initiative forms part of Aston Martin’s Racing. Green. emissions reduction programme, in partnership with Climate Impact Partners, which aims to finance projects that are reducing carbon emissions and supporting the transition to a low carbon global economy. The company is supporting a verified wind power project in Turkey generating 575,000 MWh of clean electricity annually using more than 120 wind turbines.The car manufacturer has made 12.2% savings in electricity use and a 3.9% decrease in CO2 emissions per car manufactured in 2022 compared to 2021, largely supported by its streamlined paintshop strategy. Aston Martin aims to achieve PAS 2060 certification by the end of 2023 and operate net-zero manufacturing facilities by 2030. As part of the company’s long-term commitment to renewable energy, since 2019, all its manufacturing facilities have used 100% renewable electricity. The car manufacturer is working towards introducing thousands of solar panels to the DBX SUV manufacturing plant in St Athan and supporting up to 90% of the energy used in the summer months at its historic Aston Martin Works facility and heritage dealership in Newport Pagnell.
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