New Delhi:Swedish premium electric vehicle manufacturer Polestar released its second Annual Review and Sustainability report wherein, the automaker significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions per car sold by 6% in 2021 through its focus on increased efficiency and use of renewable energy.
The company further strives to create a climate-neutral car by 2030, halve carbon emissions per sold car between 2020 and 2030, and reach climate neutrality across its value chain by 2040, stated a company statement.
Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO, says: “We work with each step we take to support our climate strategy. Goals set 10 or 20 years ahead in time might feel fluffy. That’s where proper reporting comes in – making us accountable for the steps taken every year towards that goal. This is the climate decade. Change and improvement must happen all the time, now, and we can’t afford to wait.”
Further promoting transparency on carbon footprint and risk materials, in 2021, the automaker introduced an industry-unique product sustainability declaration, clearly displaying sustainability information for Polestar 2 in all retail environments. The company’s continued partnership with Circulor now includes blockchain traceability of mica, in addition to cobalt that is already traced in Polestar 2 batteries from material source to finished product.
“What gets measured gets done,” comments Fredrika Klarén, Head of Sustainability, Polestar. “Sustainability reporting is key to the transparency we abide by at Polestar. Through annual reports, we monitor our direction towards our ambitious goals and show that we do what we say.”
The company said that the year 2021 also saw the appointment of expert leads for all four of Polestar’s strategic sustainability areas: climate neutrality, transparency, circularity and inclusion.
Polestar was the first automotive brand to join the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, the science-led cross-sector collaboration alliance, committed to halving global emissions by 2030. In addition, Polestar is committed to the UN’s Race to Zero.