HORIBA MIRA Receives King’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development


HORIBA MIRA, a leading automotive engineering consultancy, has been honoured with the King’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development. This prestigious recognition celebrates the company’s pioneering efforts in advancing net zero mobility within the automotive industry.

HORIBA MIRA’s innovative virtual engineering approaches address the entire vehicle lifecycle, significantly reducing the carbon footprint of vehicle design and development. The company is instrumental in aiding both new market entrants and established automakers in transitioning to net zero vehicles. Their engineers develop advanced systems, including electrified propulsion and connected & autonomous systems, facilitating widespread decarbonisation.

The consultancy has a remarkable history of investing in cutting-edge technologies, helping remove up to 40 tonnes of carbon emissions during the vehicle design phase through virtualisation. Over the past five years, six of its clients have achieved unicorn status, underscoring HORIBA MIRA’s critical role in the industry.

HORIBA MIRA has committed to a comprehensive 20-point plan to achieve net zero for its 850-acre technology campus by 2030 (scope 1 & 2 emissions) and 2040 (scope 3 emissions). Initiatives include on-site energy production, zero waste to landfill, and creating 28 acres of wild meadows.

MIRA Technology Park, hosting over 40 automotive firms, stands as a hub for reducing global carbon emissions in road transport. Declan Allen, Managing Director at HORIBA MIRA, remarked on the award:

“The car is an emblem for society’s determination to decarbonise. This has made our mission at HORIBA MIRA to boldly pursue this goal so very important. I am really pleased that our collective efforts have received the highest accolade from His Majesty King Charles III, and I am sure this will add even more momentum to our work and the growing number of inspiring companies that we support with our solutions and services.”