Everything we do has to follow our motto of the three Rs: reduce, reuse and recycle, and it’s vital we continue this approach to realise our vision of a sustainable and recycling-orientated society.

Our cars are now virtually free of heavy metals such as lead, mercury and cadmium and we use a number of car parts and anti-corrosion coatings that contain no trace of lead, and lighting and switches without mercury. We have also removed harmful substances in our solvents and numerous types of paint.

Throughout your car’s life it will require batteries, tyres and oil filters to be replaced, which is why we set up a waste collection system to retrieve used parts and send them back for recovery. We also now offer remanufactured parts that include air conditioning compressors, power steering racks and clutch kits.

When a vehicle finally reaches the end of its useful life, which admittedly can be a long time, it must be disposed of properly so that no harmful substances are allowed to contaminate the soil and groundwater.