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NQA and Jaguar Land Rover have recently marked their partnership by giving a joint presentation about Jaguar Land Rover’s road to OHSAS 18001 certification at IOSH on 15th March. Jonathan Wilson, Health & Safety Sector Manager at NQA explains where and why the journey to certification for Jaguar Land Rover began.
When the first Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) scheme league table is published companies will have to pay even closer attention to their energy consumption. Max Linnemann, Environmental Sector Manager at NQA, explains the role that BS EN 16001 can play in helping companies in the automotive sector rise up the CRC’s ranks and stay there.
“The UK saw 366,101 new cars registered in March, demonstrating sustained demand in what is traditionally the biggest month of the year,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Despite a dip versus 2010, the market remains on course to meet SMMT’s forecast for the year with motorists buying increasingly fuel-efficient and low emitting vehicles across every segment.”
Government has responded to the automotive sector’s calls to support the manufacturing led economic recovery, emphasising the importance of exports and trade growth. UK automotive is likely to benefit from measures designed to make the UK a more competitive place to do business and a more attractive location for international companies to invest in with measures addressing capital investment and skills.
Stagecoach has announced a multimillion-pound investment in a hi-tech eco-driving system for its bus operations in Scotland, England and Wales.
In preparation for January 2012 changes to the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) criteria, commercial vehicle manufacturers have announced schemes that help operators to upgrade to new, lower emitting vehicles, to avoid penalty fines.
Some lorries could be allowed to use longer trailers after independent research showed that this could potentially cut carbon without compromising safety. The research has been published by Roads Minister Mike Penning alongside a consultation seeking views on the proposed changes.
Opel/Vauxhall today announced Luton as the production location for the next generation Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro light commercial vehicle.
EEF, the manufacturing institute, is calling on UK businesses to share their manufacturing and engineering successes and gain national recognition by entering its annual awards scheme.