ESG-Performance & Reporting

ESG Reporting & Performance

ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) refers to the basic principles of doing business sustainably. The Volkswagen Group’s stakeholders (e.g., investors, employees, customers and NGOs) have high expectations of the company’s ESG performance, including in action areas such as decarbonization and integrity. ESG performance thus directly affects the Group’s market capitalization and cost of capital as well as, for example, its attractiveness as an employer. The aim of one specific Group initiative within the Group strategy 2030 is therefore to improve the Group’s ESG performance in order to, among other things, ensure its investment capability and optimize its cost of capital.

The specified fuel consumption and emission data does not refer to a single vehicle and is not part of the offer but is only intended for comparison between different types of vehicles. Additional equipment and accessories (additional components, tyre formats, etc.) can alter relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics, affecting the vehicle's fuel consumption, power consumption, CO2 emissions and driving performance values in addition to weather and traffic conditions and individual driving behavior. Further information on official fuel consumption data and official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger cars can be found in the "Guide to fuel economy, CO2 emissions and power consumption for new passenger car models", which is available free of charge from all sales dealerships and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, D-73760 Ostfildern, Germany and at