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Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Maximizing efficiency and reducing energy waste are key to lowering our facility greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. We also look for opportunities to reduce our footprint through renewable energy.

Our Approach

Driving Down Facility GHGs

  • Reducing Energy Waste

    Using less energy to make our vehicles and driving GHG reductions

  • Investing in State-of-the-Art Facilities

    Quality, safety and lean production

  • Participating in GHG Emissions Reporting and Trading

    Supporting mandatory and voluntary schemes globally

  • Ensuring Compliance

    Adhering to national carbon reduction requirements

Increasing Energy Efficiency

Our Energy Management Operating System (EMOS) is a comprehensive approach focusing on facility improvements, data management and the supply of energy to our manufacturing plants.

Plant Energy Team

  • Energy health assessment
  • Shutdown and startup processes
  • Energy roadmap

Facility Changes

  • Facility modernization
  • Embedding energy efficiency
  • Engineering feasibility studies and evaluations

Data Management

  • Data collection and storage
  • Standard reporting: monthly, weekly, daily
  • Analytics and benchmarking

Energy Supply and Quality

  • Reliability and quality
  • Bidding and contracting
  • Risk management
  • Tariff intervention

Our Performance

GHG Emissions From Our Facilities

Our global goal is a 30 percent reduction in GHG emissions per vehicle produced between 2010 and 2025. We are on track to meet this goal and in 2016 we achieved a further reduction compared to the previous year.

Average Energy Consumption

We met our global goal in 2015 – to reduce facility energy consumption on a per-vehicle basis by 25 percent compared to 2011 – and exceeded that reduction further in 2016. We continue to focus on driving efficiencies in our worldwide facilities.