Sustainability Case studies

Case studies for the Sustainability website hub

The UK’s first commercial scale solar-powered hydrogen production and refuelling facility was launched in 2014, developed at Honda of the UK Manufacturing, with a consortium including BOC, Briggs and Swindon Borough Council. The station will produce commercial volumes of ‘green’


Following the acquisition of Williams Hybrid Power Ltd last year, GKN plc launched the GKN Hybrid Power business on 1 April 2014. The company specialises in flywheel-based energy storage systems, which were originally developed for use in Formula 1 racing.


Optare has fully electric buses designed and built in Leeds. The Solo model has a 100 mile range and can be recharged in as little as two hours, although it would typically be charged overnight. The bus has been introduced


Jaguar Land Rover’s new £500 million facility in the West Midlands can produce a new engine every 36 seconds. It will be home to the new Ingenium diesel engine. To help reduce emissions, this engine uses variable exhaust valve timing


ADL has installed LED lighting at its Guildford plant and is expected to cut electricity use by 10%. The new lights use less than half the power of the old ones, but deliver the same brightness. They are expected to


Smart Technology is used in DHL facilities like the Newport Service Centre where new working procedures have helped overcome congestion, health, safety and capacity issues. The site has been equipped with the latest T5 lighting and zoned radiant warehouse heating.


All staff at Vauxhall, including contractors and hourly staff, are encouraged to volunteer or participate one day a year – fully paid – to work on local causes as part of their CSR programme. Team working is encouraged, but individual


Nissan’s Sunderland plant remains the UK’s largest vehicle producer, manufacturing over 500,000 units for a third successive year. This was in part due to growing demand for Nissan’s 100% electric LEAF model. Electric vehicle production doubled at the plant in


Jaguar Land Rover delivered its strongest ever full year global sales performance, thanks to the introduction of a series of multi award-winning new vehicles in 2013. Full year retail sales stood at 425,006, up 19%, with strong growth in all


A second year of 500,000 production units meant Nissan has built over one million cars in the last two years in the UK. Its Sunderland plant was the UK’s biggest car producer for a 16th consecutive year, with one in