Along with reducing CO2 in products, the company also focuses on reducing its carbon footprint directly in production and logistics but is also looking for opportunities in corporate mobility. Climate change requires comprehensive solutions hand in hand in all areas of business.
Volkswagen Slovakia is committed to the Paris Agreement and, as a direct participant in global changes towards electromobility, proves its professional competence and brings its significant share in the field of CO2 reduction. The goal of becoming a carbon-neutral company by 2050 is covered by the Zero Impact Factory strategy, which has already implemented many successful measures in recent years.
By constantly improving and introducing innovative technologies, the company succeeds in reducing the production of CO2 in the production of vehicles and being on the right track to meet the goals. The effort to constantly increase the share of exports of manufactured vehicles by rail, which already reaches more than 80%, is also crucial.
Employees also make a significant contribution to reducing CO2 with their improvement proposals. The company fleet has also undergone sustainable changes. The company managed to close the year 2020 with such a composition of the vehicle fleet, thanks to which it met the strict emission limits, ie the average CO2 emissions fell below 95 g/km.
Behind this success is the deployment of electric, hybrid and CNG vehicles, as well as the optimization of the number of company cars.
At the same time, Volkswagen Slovakia plans to produce vehicles up to 45% more environmentally friendly by 2025 compared to the reference year 2010 in other indicators as well.
This means that, in addition to almost half of CO2 emissions, it produces less volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and landfill waste for every vehicle produced. It also consumes almost half less energy and water. With the Zero Impact Factory strategy, the company is setting a new direction for ecological production and logistics as a contribution to climate protection and CO2-neutral mobility. The positive news is that the company has succeeded in meeting the sub-target of reducing the environmental impact per vehicle produced by 25% in 2018.
In connection with climate change, the electrification of models, with which the Volkswagen Group began in 2013 in Bratislava, is necessary. At that time, the production of the first electric car in the Volkswagen e-up concern started in Slovakia!
At present, all five SUV models (Volkswagen Touareg, Porsche Cayenne, Porsche Cayenne Coupé, Audi Q7, Audi Q8) are produced, which are made for the whole world exclusively in Bratislava, also with a plug-in hybrid drive. This means that they can be recharged from an external source and combine the advantages of an electric drive and an internal combustion engine during operation. In the segment of small city vehicles, all three models have been fully electrified since the end of 2019 - Volkswagen e-up !, SEAT Mii electric and ŠKODA CITIGOe iV.
Source:// Systémy logistiky