Volkswagen Group publishes third Responsible Raw Materials Report

Esra Aydin
Esra Aydin
Corporate Communications Spokesperson Sustainability & CSR
Aerial view of an open pit
Aerial view of open pit
  • Annual report on progress in transparency and risk mitigation in raw material supply chains
  • Focus on human rights risks by the appointment of a new Human Rights Officer
  • Highlights in 2022: Joining the “Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance” (IRMA), the “Leather Working Group” (LWG) and “The Copper Mark” advisory council

Wolfsburg. This year’s Responsible Raw Materials Report focuses on adjustments to the existing management systems and processes in line with the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act, which has been valid since January 1, 2023, and the introduction of the Responsible Supply Chain System (ReSC). An important component of this is the newly implemented Human Rights Focus System (HRFS). This is intended to identify particularly high risks in connection with human rights violations and the environment to enable quick and appropriate actions. Furthermore, Dr. Kerstin Waltenberg has been appointed Human Rights Officer primarily to check compliance with human rights due diligence.

The specified fuel consumption and emission data are determined in accordance with the measurement procedures prescribed by law. 1 January 2022, the WLTP test cycle completely replaced the NEDC test cycle and therefore no NEDC values are available for new type approved vehicles after that date. This information 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. Due to more realistic testing conditions, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions measured according to WLTP will in many cases be higher than the values measured according to NEDC. As a result, the taxation of vehicles may change accordingly as of 1 September 2018. For further information on the differences between WLTP and NEDC, please visit 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