Jaguar Land Rover is making a conscious effort to look after the environment and reduce costs, according to the Financial Times.
In January the company’s supply chain carbon footprint was186,076 tonnes a year.
Material, planning and logistics director Kevin Wall said it is on target to reduce this by 2,621 tonnes this year and has a 10 year plan to eliminate 90m road miles.
Several years ago the company created an efficient supply chain to collect components from 380 suppliers based in the UK and Europe.
This reduced average road miles per week from 59,280 to 30,780, a 52 % saving.
Initially this was to reduce costs but it also cut CO2 emissions by 1,772 tonnes a year.
The company has been trying to switch vehicle delivery from road to rail.
Completed motors for the U.S, Australia and Japan go to Southampton by rail, eliminating 777,925 road miles a year, equating to 1,188 tonnes of CO2.
Another measure is paying extra for ships to use low sulphur fuel, saving 98,500 tonnes of sulphur dioxide emissions between 2001 and 2007.
The firm is also exploring an idea for an environmentally sound ship powered by solar, wind or wave energy and capable of carrying 10,000 cars.