Porsche is calling out for its 1,300 suppliers to use exclusively renewable energy when manufacturing Porsche components beginning July in efforts to further reduce carbon emissions in its supply chain.
The “policy” applies to any contracts awarded for providing production material for new vehicle projects. In case you think they’re horsing around, Porsche also said those unwilling to switch to certified green technology will no longer be considered for long-term contracts with the company.
“Our battery cell suppliers have been using green energy since 2020. Now, we stipulate that our series suppliers also use only renewable energy to produce our components, to help reduce CO2 emissions even further,” said a Member of the Executive Board at Porsche.
Porsche has set a goal to be carbon neutral across its entire value chain by 2030. At the moment, Porsche’s supply chain is responsible for around 20% of Porsche’s total greenhouse gas emissions. It could rise to around 40% by 2030 due to the increased electrification of vehicles.
Back home in Germany, Porsche’s plants in Stuttgart and Leipzig, and development centre in Weissach, have been carbon nuetral since 2019.
The Taycan Cross Turismo is the world’s first vehicle to be carbon neutral throughout its entire service life. By 2030, Porsche is targeting for 80% of its new vehicles to be purely electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.