Sustainability Case studies

Case studies for the Sustainability website hub

As part of its continued investment in apprenticeships and training, MINI Plant Oxford opened a new training school featuring state-of-the-art classrooms, dedicated computer study areas and a fully-equipped workshop. The school will be used by MINI Plant Oxford’s apprentices and


There is a recognised shortage of skilled engineers in the UK.  When developing our CSR strategy in Unipart Manufacturing, we wanted to do so with the theme of working with young people and, having reflected on the skill sets in


Leyland Trucks produces over 500 different model variants of DAF LF, CF and XF model ranges on one assembly line, with countless minor options adding to the enormous complexity and variation in build specifications. Until recently, assembly operators were reliant


To enable their Trade Parts Specialists business to better understand their energy consumption, Volkswagen Group have organised for all of their premises to have an energy audit. Each audit provides an advisory report which highlights actions that can be taken


Audi UK and BRE have worked together to develop an Efficiency Guide for Centres as well as a Design Guide to help ensure new developments or refurbishments are undertaken with sustainability in mind.  These documents have been further developed for


VWG’s new waste initiative with SWR (Specialist Waste Recycling) can recycle up to 95% of waste produced at bodyshops.  This delivers cost savings to the bodyshop and can annually save the equivalent of 61 tonnes of CO2 from each site


Audi UK are developing their new showrooms with sustainability at the heart of the design to go beyond mandated requirements. During 2012, new Maidstone and Swindon Audi showrooms opened, both boasting a range of features that include use of A-rated


When the Volkswagen Group redeveloped their head office reception, waste minimisation and energy efficiency were key considerations. The refurbishment included the addition of solar shading to reduce the glare and heat of the sun on bright days and a new,


Volvo Car Group has a philosophy that an electrified car should be as safe as any other new Volvo car. This is now highlighted by the latest Euro NCAP results. The new Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid has achieved the highest


Following its achievement of zero waste to landfill achievement in 2002 and zero waste to incineration in 2008, Toyota’s UK Manufacturing operation continues to focus on resource efficiency as part of its sustainable manufacturing activities. Toyota, like most other companies,