Kia manage to cut emissions as output rises

Kia Motors Corporation has cut the environmental impact of its Korean factories. While the car maker’s year-on-year global sales grew by 0.3% last year to 3.05 million units, it has […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

Kia Motors Corporation has cut the environmental impact of its Korean factories.

While the car maker’s year-on-year global sales grew by 0.3% last year to 3.05 million units, it has managed to lower emissions levels, reduce water and raw material usage and hit a 93.7% recycling rate (219,000 tonnes) across its domestic production sites.

This has been achieved by focussing on sustainable employee initiatives, reducing waste and adopting clean, modern production methods. Staggeringly, each car made today uses 22.1% less steel than it did in 2003.

Kia’s domestic plants accounted for over half of all Kia global production in 2015, making 1.72 million cars.