The New Volkswagen Sustainability Report

The New Volkswagen Sustainability Report

What is it that sets us apart? We focus on providing an unparalleled diversity of powertrains, operating resource-efficient production plants and offering good, secure jobs. Volkswagen is the first automobile manufacturer to commit to reducing the average CO2 emissions of its European new vehicle fleet to 95 g/km by 2020. At the same time, in our plants around the world we are striving to make our operations 25% more environmentally compatible and resource-efficient by 2018. Last but not least, in the past year we again created thousands of new jobs, in all employing over 590,000 people. Why do we do all this? Because as a major automobile manufacturer we take seriously our responsibility for the sustainable development of the economy, the environment and society. Our aim is to create lasting value – for the Company, its employees and its shareholders, but also for the countries and regions in which we operate. This all-embracing view of sustainability is shared by all twelve brands, our companies and all our employees across the Group. So how do we promote sustainability in concrete terms? This report provides the answer, illustrated by numerous examples from the world of Volkswagen as well as by facts and figures.

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Content from this campaign

Volkswagen Brand Supports 100 CSR Projects Throughout the World
Volkswagen has published an interactive map showing all CSR activities worldwide. The core brand engages in 100 environmental and social projects. In Mexico, 1,000 young people have been trained as environmental ambassadors who plant bamboo and clean rivers. Read all about the EcoChavos, the reforestration of the Volcano National Park, and how disadvantaged children are being helped.
Jan 6, 2017 9:00 AM ET
The Right to Go to School
"Every day it takes me two hours to go to school. I get very tired every day and when I return I'm still tired." – Funeka, South African student, grade 10. Although schools are few and far between in South Africa's rural areas, most pupils walk to school. Not seldom having to walk several miles, many students are already exhausted before class has even started...
Aug 13, 2015 10:00 AM ET
Volkswagen Group Makes Production Ergonomics a High Priority
The vehicles of the Volkswagen Group owe their perfection to the people who build them. Hence, the Group's twelve brands – ranging from MAN and Scania to Porsche and Bugatti – share an approach to health management which goes well beyond traditional preventive health care and occupational safety. For instance, the Volkswagen Group's integrated approach also includes aspects such as work...
Jul 9, 2015 10:00 AM ET
Volkswagen Presents World’s Largest Low-CO2 Fleet
Along with the new sustainability report Volkswagen Group for the first time presents the largest low-CO2 fleet worldwide comprising 57 model variants. Before the European policy set its CO2 benchmarks for 2020, Volkswagen as the world’s first automaker had already committed itself to the ambitious goal of reducing its European new-car fleet-average emissions to 95...
Jul 2, 2015 1:00 PM ET
Volkswagen Helps People Help Themselves
In the country at the Cape of Good Hope, social responsibility is not just a buzzword, but is brought to life in manifold ways. Volkswagen Group’s main focus for the region rests on education and on helping people to help themselves. Nonkqubela Maliza, Director of Corporate and Governmental Affairs at Volkswagen Group South Africa, explains: “We think on a long-term basis and always ask...
Jun 25, 2015 1:00 PM ET