Jaguar Land Rover hires Strategy and Sustainability team
Jaguar Land Rover has created two new senior roles to accelerate the importance of sustainability within the company.
The newly formed Strategy & Sustainability team will collate and build-upon existing capabilities in mobility services, sustainability, and digitalisation, to spur the company's strategic intent around clean mobility.
The Strategy and Sustainability team at Jaguar Land Rover
The Strategy and Sustainability team will be headed by Executive Director, François Dossa, who joins the company with experience in developing sustainable value chains, circular economy and digital ecosystems and services.
Hanno Kirner, who previously led the Corporate & Strategy function, has been appointed to the position of Executive Director, Tata Group Synergy Programmes, to leverage wider Group capabilities and value creation.
Each will report directly to Thierry Bolloré, Jaguar Land Rover’s Chief Executive Officer.
“François’ most recent role was Senior Vice President, Transformation and Organisation for Groupe Renault, focusing on the creation of solutions and systems to shape the future of mobility”, said Thierry Bolloré, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover.
“He also chaired Alliance Ventures as Alliance Global VP, Ventures and Open Innovation – a fund that grew to include three ‘unicorns’. François brings a deep capability in creating the sustainable ecosystems that will be critical to our future, and to the creation of new partnerships and innovative approaches to enable growth and capture future, sustainable value chains.”
Jaguar Land Rover leading on clean energy and aims for net-zero targets
The reorganisation will play a key role in delivering Jaguar Land Rover's Reimagine strategy: a sustainability-rich reimagination of design and positive societal impact. The strategy is designed to help Jaguar Land Rover achieve:
- Zero tailpipe emissions by 2036
- Net-zero carbon emissions across supply chain, products and operations by 2039.
“These appointments mean we will lead on clean energy and continue to advance our role in the circular economy; together with our partners we will design a new quality benchmark in environmental, societal and community impact for a luxury business”, concluded Bolloré.
Sherwin-Williams issues 2020 sustainability report
The Sherwin-Williams Company has issued its latest ESG disclosure: 2020 Sustainability Report: Building in the Good.
Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development and sale of paints and coatings. It is headquartered in Ohio, USA, and has a revenue of $18b.
This covers inclusion, diversity and equity, as well as the response to COVID-19 and an appendix containing the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Index and the Company's Investor ESG Summary.
Sherwin-Williams sustainability successes
As detailed in the report, recent company achievements include:
- Reduced carbon emissions by nearly 17% since 2017
- Reduced employee injuries by nearly 50% since 2015
- Collected 2.5m gallons of paint for recycling since 2018
- Sherwin-Williams has developed the first non-BPA epoxy coatings for food and beverage cans
- In addition, the company has developed a powder coating comprised of 25% pre-consumer recycled plastic
- The number of sustainably advantaged products accounts for 30% of the product portfolio
- Forbes® Magazine has recognised Sherwin-Williams as one of America's Best Employers for Diversity, New Graduates, Women and Veterans
- Strengthened communities through employee service on more than 120 nonprofit boards and financial support of more than 800 nonprofit organizations.
"I am extremely proud of our global team's many accomplishments and the progress we continue to make while delivering value to our employees, customers, communities, shareholders and other stakeholders," says John G. Morikis, Sherwin-Williams Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "This report reflects our holistic view of sustainability and an acceleration of our ESG journey, as we introduce new goals and aspirations under a redefined framework."
The company is not stopping here. Building on the experiences of the past few years, Sherwin-Williams has organised additional goals for the future.
Sherwin-Williams sustainability targets for 2030
By 2030, the Company intends to:
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30%
- Increase renewable energy to 50% of total electricity usage
- Reduce waste disposal intensity by 25%
Through life cycle thinking and a commitment to product stewardship, Sherwin-Williams aims to provide world-class products in a safe and responsible manner.