Sustainability Case studies

Case studies for the Sustainability website hub

2013 saw Bosch open an automotive technology centre on the new campus of the University of Warwick Science Park in Coventry


During 2013 GKN Driveline Birmingham installed a new, improved Safety Corner where safety briefings and training take place for all employees. Different health and safety topics are cascaded each quarter. thinkSAFE! was expanded in 2013 to include ‘don’t WALK BY!’,


The all-new Ford Tourneo Connect is the first compact people mover to be awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by independent crash test authority Euro NCAP.


In 2013 Volvo introduced a groundbreaking safety technology that detects and automatically brakes for cyclists swerving out in front of the car.


Alexander Dennis is developing a range of powertrain technologies to suit the diverse needs of different bus routes. The Alexander Dennis Enviro 400H series hybrid has captured 43% of the hybrid market. The firm’s  ‘Virtual Electric’ concept, a series hybrid


The plant won the award after changing from solvent-borne to water-borne paint, which reduced volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions by almost 90% in each paint booth. The new technology increased transfer efficiency of the paint to the car by 85%,


Inspired by the success of a recent managed lighting project saving 685 tonnes of carbon, CEVA Team at Volkswagen’s Parts logistic centre wanted to do more to reduce the site’s environmental impact. The Team investigated the merits of solar energy,


BMW Group is currently operating 730 programmes designed to reduce the carbon footprint and waste generated by all its manufacturing operations in the UK. One particularly innovative initiative was a new electro-coating facility, which replaced the three-stage bath system, bringing


In March 2012, Jaguar Land Rover was one of the key sponsors of the annual Big Bang Fair, the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for young people in the UK.


GKN Driveline has formed a European Environment Team with representatives from each plant in the region. A workshop was held in Birmingham in February 2012 to share best practice, develop relationships and agree key actions for the coming year to reduce energy consumption.