Horiba Mira receives King’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development

Automotive engineering consultancy Horiba Mira has been awarded a King’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development from His Majesty King Charles III acknowledging the company’s achievements as an enabler and catalyser of the automotive industry’s path toward net zero vehicles.
Horiba Mira receives King’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development
Declan Allen, Managing Director of Horiba Mira.

With its engineers designing systems and services for future mobility including electrified propulsion systems and connected and autonomous systems, Horiba Mira is aiming to enable decarbonisation across the automotive industry – supported by a track record of capital investment in new technologies to accelerate the transition.

The company is also leading the way for the industry to remove up to 40 tonnes of carbon generated in the typical design and development process of a vehicle before it reaches the showroom through virtualisation of engineering disciplines.

Alongside its commitment to invest in and develop new clean engineering technologies and processes, the company has dedicated itself to a 20-point plan for its 850-acre technology campus to reach net zero for scope 1 & 2 emissions by 2030 and scope 3 by 2040. These initiatives range from on-site energy production using solar arrays and hydrogen electrolysers, to zero waste to landfill, and developing 28 acres of wild meadows on site.

“The car is an emblem for society’s determination to decarbonise” said Declan Allen, Managing Director at Horiba Mira, on receipt of the Grant of Appointment. “This has made our mission at Horiba Mira to boldly pursue this goal so very important. We started by looking at our own operations, then we turned our attention to every aspect of the automotive development and verification process. I am really pleased that our collective efforts have received the highest accolade from His Majesty King Charles III and I am sure that this will add even more momentum to our work and the growing number of inspiring companies that we support with our solutions and services.”

Mira Technology Park, situated in the centre of the UK’s car industry, is home to more than 40 new and established car companies and automotive engineering firms. With Horiba Mira at its heart, the company is helping to drive a cluster of organisations committed to reducing the carbon emissions arising from road transport across the world.

“Places like Horiba Mira are fundamental to our transition to the green economy” said Baroness Martha Lane-Fox, the President of the British Chambers of Commerce, while visiting the company. “We need innovation, we need skills and that happens by building places which attract investment and attracts people to come and work, so this model is the future of the British economy.”

The King’s Awards for Enterprise was previously known as The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, and the new name reflects His Majesty The King’s desire to continue the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II by recognising outstanding UK businesses.

The recipients pass a robust assessment process, judged by experts from industry, academia, the voluntary sector and senior officials in Whitehall. On that basis, each year, The King’s Awards for Enterprise recipients are recommended by the Prime Minister.

“We want to have a green economy with zero carbon … the products, the ideas, the innovations that are coming from this facility will be absolutely vital to power a future – a green future – and that's why from the Midlands Engine point of view and from the UK's point of view, the work that's been done here at Horiba Mira and the ideas that will emerge from here are so important” added Sir John Peace, the Chair for Midlands Engine, echoing Baroness Lane-Fox’s comments.

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