20 April 2010 #SMMT News

SMMT is exhibiting at Sustainabilitylive!, 20 – 22 April 2010 at the NEC Birmingham, highlighting the automotive industry’s work over the past decade to lower carbon emissions, from production to the tailpipe.

The event, hosted by Environmental Technology, will feature a dedicated green transport area incorporating exhibitors and seminar sessions in partnership with the LowCVP showcasing the latest in green transport. 
The UK boasts some of the cleanest and most efficient automotive production plants in Europe which, over the last decade, have cut:
  • CO2 emissions per vehicle by 40.9%.
  • Water use per vehicle by 45.3% – 40% better than the European average.
  • Waste to landfill per vehicle by 70.5%.
  • Energy use per vehicle by 24.2% – 12% lower than the European average.

As production facilities improve, UK manufacturing plants, building more than 1.5 million cars and commercial vehicles and three million engines as well as the components within them, have reduced their energy consumption per vehicle, leading the way in renewable energy use.

Manufacturers adhere to two energy efficiency regimes, EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) and the Climate Change Levy (CCL), to be followed by the Carbon Reduction Commitment, coming into force this year.
For more information on the steps the automotive sector has made in reducing its environmental impact, please download the Tenth Annual Sustainability Report.

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