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Aston Martin has announced that it plans to be a net carbon zero business by 2039.

As part of a new strategy called Racing.Green. the Gaydon-based luxury carmaker is hoping to have net-zero manufacturing facilities by the end of the decade, before being net-zero across its entire supply chain by 2039.

Launched on Earth Day, the new strategy adds to Aston’s plans to have a hybrid car on the road in 2024, a fully electric car in 2025, and a fully electrified “sport/GT and SUV portfolio” by 2030.

Aston also says that, by 2030 it plans to have a 30% reduction in supply chain emissions from a 2020 baseline.

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“Aston Martin is accelerating. We are transforming our business and believe that now is the time to challenge ourselves to make a bigger difference, to become a world-leading sustainable ultra-luxury business,” said Tobias Moers, CEO of Aston Martin Lagonda.

“Whilst embracing electrification, we believe our sustainability ambitions must be broader than just producing emissions-free vehicles, and want to drive sustainability principles across our entire business, with a team representative of society proudly producing responsible products with a reduced environmental impact and making a positive contribution to the communities where we operate.”

Aston Martin already has several initiatives in operation to help reduce its carbon footprint as a business. To date, the company has managed a 44% reduction in emissions intensity in its UK operations between 2020 and 2021 and now uses 100% renewable energy across all its UK manufacturing facilities since 2019.

All of the waste at Aston is already being diverted from landfill and the company plans to eliminate all plastic packaging within three years. The Racing.Green. strategy also plans to reduce water consumption by 15% and maximise sustainable materials and enhance biodiversity across all Aston sites. 

Aston is also exploring different materials. A green aluminium alloy – manufactured using 100% renewable energy – and leather-free vegan interior options should provide “greater customer choice and reduce environmental impact.”

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