Car manufacturer SEAT said it has reduced its environmental footprint by 35.5% in the last seven years.
Its Martorell facility in Spain has one of the largest solar plant in Europe’s automotive industry, with a total of 53,000 panels covering an area equivalent to 40 football fields and generating 17 million kWh of electricity a year.
The company added it met its target to cut its environmental impact by 25% between 2011 and 2018 two years early and is now aiming for a 50% reduction by 2025.
It invested around €6 million (£5.2m) in sustainability projects last year and claims to use around half as much energy to produce a vehicle compared with the sector average in the region.
Among the most recent projects is a pavement claimed to reduce pollution by 40%.