The Volkswagen Group is aiming to be a role model in the field of 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 “Mission Statement Environment” of Volkswagen Group defines the prioritized action areas of our environmental work – namely climate change, resources, air quality, and environmental compliance.
Our “VCIC Environmental Policy Statement” sets out our commitment to become an environmental role model.
We develop, produce and distribute motor vehicles and mobility services. In this role, we have made ourselves committed to shaping mobility for us and future generations and become a role model for the protection of our environment.
We comply with legal and regulatory requirements as well as company standards and targets. We implement Environmental Compliance Management Systems to ensure that environmental compliance obligations are understood and achieved in our business operations. Environmental fraud and misconduct will be treated as a severe compliance violation. Compliance with this VCIC Environmental Policy Statement and with Group environmental requirements will be annually evaluated and reported to the Boards of Management at VCIC and Volkswagen Group.
To reduce our environmental footprint we use our global innovative capacity to address environmental challenges throughout all life cycle stages of our mobility offers. Our mobility innovations will also help our customers reduce their environmental footprint while simultaneously securing our business competitiveness and employment.
The full VCIC Environmental Policy Statement can be downloaded here.