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Ford earned an “A” grade for its water conservation commitments from global environmental disclosure agency CDP in 2015.

Ford drives forward with water stewardship goals

Ford has reinforced its sustainability commitments with a new target to reduce its water use by nearly three-quarters since the turn of the millennium, as the US automotive firm moves towards using zero potable water for vehicle manufacturing processes.

JLR has a target for carbon-neutral manufacturing operations by 2020

Jaguar Land Rover makes £36m emissions reduction pledge

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will invest £36m over the next three years in renewable energy, energy efficiency and process improvements, according to the British carmaker's latest sustainability report.

GM is working across the globe to make 150 plants landfill free by 2020

Vauxhall goes landfill-free across all European facilities

Global car manufacturers General Motors has announced that all of its Vauxhall facilities across Europe are 100% landfill free, with the facilities either recycling, reusing or creating energy from daily waste operations.

Car manufacturers are placing increased value on lightweighting and the use of leightweight structural materials to drive fuel efficiency technologies in order to meet ever tougher emission targets

Car makers increasingly turn to lightweighting for fuel economy gains

The trend for lightweighting of materials and component parts is growing in the automotive industry as car makers look to improve fuel economy within their fleets, according to a DuPont-backed study.

Bentley has achieved a 35.7% reduction in water use between 2011 and 2013

Bentley achieves industry first with triple Carbon Trust certification

Bentley has become the first automotive company to receive the triple Carbon Trust Standard for carbon, water and waste reduction.

A project is underway that will test driverless cars in a pedestrianised area for the first time

Government 'challenges' automotive firms to drive efficient engine technology

A £75m fund for automotive companies to develop engine technologies that improve the efficiency of the modern car has been announced by the Government.

By 2020, current legislation states that the average car sold in the EU must not emit more than 95g CO2/km

EEA: All major car manufacturers hit 2012 CO2 target

Every major car manufacturer has met their 2012 targets for vehicles' average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA).

EXCLUSIVE: Lib Dems 2040 diesel and petrol ban needs 'progressive legislation'

The Government must introduce legislation that allows motorists and industry to affordably adopt cleaner vehicles if the Liberal Democrats vision of banning all petrol and diesel cars from UK roads by 2040 is to be realised, says the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

BMW and Boeing team up to explore carbon fibre recycling

BMW Group and Boeing have entered into a strategic partnership to research the potential of carbon fibre recycling as both companies look to pioneer use of the material in their products.

General Motors draws up zero waste blueprint for car industry

General Motors has outlined a business case for zero waste in the form of a blueprint that details how the automotive sector can work towards landfill-free production practices.

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Honda pioneers rare metals recycling from used cars

Honda is set to embark on what it claims is the world's first mass-production process to extract rare earth metals from used car parts.

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Ford gears up to cut manufacturing waste by 70%

Car manufacturing giant Ford has unveiled plans to slash landfilled waste across its European plants by 70% by 2016 as part of its new five-year sustainability strategy.

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Ford reveals major investment in water reduction

Car manufacturing giant Ford has revealed that it has invested Euro2.3m in its five-year water reduction strategy.

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