Vauxhall factories and a car

Responsible manufacturing

We build vehicles with recyclability built in. Our ‘Design for the Environment’ strategy means we focus on creating greener, recyclable cars and vans with minimal environmental impact.

Designing envrionmentally friendly vehicles

Effective environmental management starts with creating products that minimise their impact on the environment. Our strategy aims to reduce waste produced during each vehicle’s production – as well as at the end of its life.


‘Design for the Environment’ is a key part of our corporate commitment to the environment and especially the preservation of materials and energy resources.


The EU End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) directive states that 95% of every new vehicle must be recyclable or recoverable, or both.

car recycling from the design to the recylcing, step by step