Consuming energy responsibly is the premise behind Fiat Group’s commitment to researching technologies that consume less energy as well as employing energy solutions with an ever-decreasing impact on the environment.
This commitment is embodied by the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) program that dedicated a sub-pillar to energy in 2010 for improving the ability to identify and implement energy reduction measures and increase efficiency.
Primarily because of increased production volumes in the NAFTA region combined with adverse weather conditions in that area throughout the year, total energy consumption compared with the previous year increased slightly. Despite this, an overall downward trend is seen compared with the baseline year of 2010.
The factors contributing to the increase in energy use were mitigated by a series of interventions geared toward improving the energy efficiency of systems and equipment. This activity included overhauling or refurbishing the equipment in favor of more technologically advanced and efficient solutions that saved approximately 600 TJ and averted 55,000 tons of CO2.
Direct and indirect energy consumption
Fiat Group worldwide (TJ)
|Other energy sources||4,860||5,572||6,731||7,705|
|Total energy consumption||48,322||45,692||48,875||49,722|
A major contribution also came from organizational measures, including process redesign, improving the use of plant operating capacity, operational changes and changing employee behavior through heightened energy awareness. These activities resulted in total savings of about 1,400 TJ and avoidance of 125,000 tons of CO2.
At Mass-Market and Premium Brand assembly and stamping plants, the energy consumption per vehicle produced showed a small increase of 2.6% compared with last year, from 6.19 GJ per vehicle produced in 2012 to 6.35 GJ per vehicle produced(1). This was principally due to the factors mentioned previously (increased production volumes in NAFTA region and adverse weather conditions). As with total energy, energy per vehicle produced has also shown an overall downward trend compared with the baseline year of 2010 (-14.2%).
Direct and indirect energy consumption per unit of production
Mass-Market and Premium Brand assembly and stamping worldwide (GJ per vehicle produced)
Target 2020: -30% vs 2010
(1) Number of vehicles produced and plant list are confidential for competitive reasons and therefore are not publicly published.