All sites for the production of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles collect the following data and information:
22 quantitative environmental indicators such as CO2 emissions, solvent emissions, fresh water consumption, wastewater loads or various types of waste are measured on site and converted into impact points. This means that the absolute environmental impacts can be compared with each other and targeted reduction measures can be applied where they have the greatest impact.
143 predefined qualitative environmental criteria that cannot be easily quantified are continously reviewed with regard to their implementation status using the Site Checklist. Examples include specific projects to preserve biodiversity at the site, the creation of framework conditions for environmentally friendly employee mobility, and measures to promote the circular economy.
Starting in 2025, this “Zero Impact Factory” methodology is intended to shift from purely performance-based indicators to a reduction in the absolute environmental impact of our production processes. The goal is to achieve zero-impact status for all sites producing passenger cars and light commercial vehicles by 2050. (Source: Volkswagen Group Sustainability Report 2022)