Protecting the climate is one of the most important tasks facing Volkswagen in terms of sustainability because a company that produces over nine million vehicles a year has a special responsibility. We discharge this responsibility by efficiently producing efficient vehicles and by using renewable energy sources.
The Board of Management embeds climate change and the resulting opportunities and risks into all of its strategic decisions. These decisions are primarily based on information provided by the CSR & Sustainability steering group and the Group’s CO2 steering group, for example the “CO2 Registry” management and analysis tool. This is an instrument that analyzes every one of the Group’s vehicle projects over the entire product development process with regard to their CO2 emissions. The requirements for CO2 savings are laid down in the Group’s environmental policies as well as in the environmental goals of the Technical Development function. A Group Expert Network for Climate and Energy was established to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience between all brands and regions.