Tata Motors is a publicly listed auto manufacturer headquartered in Mumbai, India. In 2019 it had US$43.2 billion in revenue and sales of over 650,000 vehicles. Tata sells vehicles in most major markets. Its subsidiary Jaguar Land Rover’s biggest sales regions are Europe and North America, but also has substantial sales in China, through its 50:50 joint venture with Chinese automaker Chery. The Tata brand’s sales of light duty vehicles are almost fully in India.
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Tata Motors received a full ACT assessment in 2019.
The company has however made impressive reductions in its manufacturing emissions through purchasing renewable electricity and developing its own solar and wind installations. Additionally, both Tata and JLR have established initiatives to reduce supply chain emissions, and both collect emissions data and use this to help guide purchasing decisions.
To guide its transition to the low-carbon economy, Tata should set improved emissions reduction targets. Tata’s targets, which do not include JLR, to reduce its scope 1 and 2 (manufacturing) emissions by 40 percent by 2020 and 70 percent by 2040 are not ambitious enough to be fully aligned with the well below 2-degree pathway. JLR’s separate targets only reach to 2020 and so cannot provide a meaningful indicator of JLR’s future climate ambition. Therefore, Tata could further enhance its climate performance by setting ambitious scope 3 targets validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative for its vehicle in-use emissions.
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- US$43.2 billion
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