Volkswagen with New Corporate Mission Statement Environment "goTOzero"
The Volkswagen Group is bundling all its measures in environmental protection under the new "goTOzero" environmental mission statement. With "goTOzero", Volkswagen is taking the next important step in its Group strategy "Together - Strategy 2025+" towards becoming a comprehensively sustainability-oriented company.
The Group's Environmental Policy consists of the four fields of action of climate change, resources, air quality and environmental compliance and provides strategic orientation for the numerous environmental programmes at Group and brand level. "goTOzero" programmatically stands for a way of doing business that is as environmentally friendly and balance sheet CO2-free as possible, and which Volkswagen has set itself the Group-wide goal of achieving by 2050.
Literally it says in the mission statement environment: “For all our products and mobility solutions we aspire to minimize environmental impacts along the entire lifecycle –from raw material extraction until end-of-life -in order to keep ecosystems intact and to create positive impacts on society. Compliance with environmental regulations, standards and voluntary commitments is a basic prerequisite of our actions".
The company has also formulated an environmental policy for its environmental decision-making as well as for project management and environmental performance policies that defines principles for five key issues: leadership, compliance, environmental protection, stakeholder engagement and continuous improvement.
By 2025, the company plans to reduce the carbon footprint of its fleet by 30 percent over its entire lifecycle compared to 2015.
In the production of vehicles, waste, wastewater, CO2 , energy consumption and volatile organic compounds will be reduced by 45 percent by 2010 compared to 2010.