Aston Martin Environmental Policy
As Aston Martin enters its 104th year the company is in a transition between its First and Second Century. This transition is set out in the company’s Second Century Plan, which aims to see the business become a sustainable luxury business.
Over the duration of the Second Century Plan we will invest heavily in new products, facilities and research and development.
The focus of our Second Century Plan is to make Aston Martin a sustainable luxury business, through the promotion of responsible and sustainable economic growth. This commitment has led us to develop an integrated Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy for the business of which the environmental performance of Aston Martin is at the heart.
This environmental policy statement covers every aspect of our Company’s operations, whether they are directly or indirectly involved in the design, engineering, manufacture, servicing and restoration of motor cars or the distribution of parts.
We strive for continuous improvement in our environmental performance and the elimination of pollution and waste at source in line with our business objectives, using recognised environmental best practices where ever possible.
Our objectives and commitments to the environment and the community are to:
- Comply as a minimum with all relevant environmental legislation as well as other environmental requirements, whilst continuing to strive beyond these targets wherever possible.
- Commit to on-going reductions in energy and resource consumption in the manufacture and operation of our vehicles, and an ongoing reduction in our carbon footprint.
- Set, monitor and attain all objectives and targets for managing our environmental performance, to ensure strict control over the environmental aspects of all products, processes and facilities.
- Minimise the impact of Aston Martin activities, products and services through effective waste management.
- Give due consideration to environmental issues and energy performance in acquisition, design, refurbishment, location and use of buildings.
- Promote sustainable product design and construction, using low carbon and renewable energy resources wherever possible.
- Operate and maintain an environmental system in line with ISO14001:2004
- Communicate internally and externally our environmental policy, working with our employees, suppliers and partners to promote improved environmental performance and encourage feedback.
This policy statement represents our general position on environmental issues, and the policies and practices we will apply in conducting our business.
This policy statement will be reviewed annually by the Aston Martin Environmental Department.
Dr Andrew Palmer CMG
President and Chief Executive Officer - February 2017
End of Life Vehicles
The End of Life Vehicle Directive requires motor vehicle manufacturers to offer a free take back service for the last registered keeper if the vehicle has come to the end of its’ useful life, regardless of the vehicles first registration date. The vehicle is required to be complete and contain the essential components including engine, transmission, coachwork, wheels and catalysts where fitted. The vehicle must also be free of any additional waste such as garden or household waste.
Aston Martin has selected Cartakeback Ltd to provide a free take back service to the last keeper of Aston Martin vehicles. Cartakeback has a network of Authorised Treatment Facilities that are fully licenced by the Environment Agency.
Should you wish to have your vehicle collected and appropriately recycled, deregistered and be issued with an official Certificate of Destruction, please visit CarTakeBack.
For more information on de-pollution and recycling of an ELV please call the Cartakeback Helpline 0845 2573233
Battery Recycling Policy
When a primary battery in your vehicle reaches its end of life, it can be delivered to the facilities listed below for disposal.
• Civic Amenity and Recycling Centres
• Local authority battery collection schemes (please check with your local council)
• Licensed Scrap yards
• Authorised Treatment Facilities (car dismantlers etc).
To find out the easiest way to dispose of your battery please search the Recycling near you directory.
Beginning from 1st January 2010, the main batteries used in conventional vehicles can continue to be taken back to the above locations or if this fails please contact Cartakeback on 0845 257 32 33. or visit CarTakeBack
Aston Martin’s Battery producer registration number is BPRN00982. The disposal of waste industrial and automotive batteries by landfill or by incineration is banned from 1 January 2010.