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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Volkswagen Video Game to Teach Road Safety
In the face of an increasing amount of young drivers involved in fatal traffic accidents, Volkswagen of Brazil developed the educational video game "Autopolis".
Jun 8, 2015 10:00 AM ET
Volkswagen's Friendly Encounter with the Great White Shark
To Volkswagen, environmental care does not just mean building ever more efficient cars in ever more sustainable plants. The company is globally committed to the conservation of resources and the protection of biodiversity. In the example presented above, Volkswagen supports the work of marine biologists focusing on shark and penguin research. Interested readers may further inform...
Jun 4, 2015 1:30 PM ET
World's Largest Predator Fish is in Danger
YouTube: Watch Volkswagen support marine biologists focusing on shark and penguin research Although pop culture might suggest otherwise, encounters between people and great white sharks more often end badly for the fish. In fact, the great white shark is a threatened species. Traders brutally hunt...
Jun 1, 2015 9:00 AM ET
Volkswagen Group Publishes New Sustainability Report
•    Winterkorn: "Sustainability is a real value driver for our business"•    For the first time, 57 model variants with a maximum of 95 grams CO2 / km are available (YouTube)•    Board members comment on strategic topics•    New sustainability report now available at:...
May 4, 2015 11:00 AM ET
Volkswagen Group to Present Sustainability Report on Twitter for the First Time
Interim balance regarding the company's environmental, economic and social responsibility to be published on May 4th Exclusive highlights of the report are available in advance on under the hashtag #VWCSR Board of Management members provide insight into strategic issues surrounding sustainability
Apr 29, 2015 8:30 AM ET