Porsche sets ambitious sustainability objectives

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 23 May 2016

Stuttgart-based sportscar manufacturer Porsche has set itself the objective of being not only the most profitable and innovative car manufacturer in the world, but also to set sustainability standards.

The company’s new Sustainability Report documents Porsche's concrete achievements up to now and how the company will focus its future strategy in this field.

The report, the second Sustainability Report to be published by Porsche since 2014, was presented today in a virtual press conference. It has been compiled according to the internationally recognised standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). 

"Sustainability has always been an important guiding element in our business principles," says the Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, Oliver Blume. "Porsche is committed to taking responsibility for people, the environment and society. The sustainable use of resources is also a key factor in remaining competitive in the long-term and securing sites and jobs."

The report details the company's activities on sustainability. Topics include the even more environmentally friendly use of raw materials, the development potential of alternative drive options or the question of how new models can become even more efficient.

With every new model generation, Porsche has set itself the challenge to reduce the fuel consumption and average emissions by about 10 percent compared to the previous model. For example, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid achieves a reduction of almost 60 percent in fuel consumption in the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) compared to the previous Cayenne S Hybrid. 

Moreover, the company's manufacturing facilities are modern and environmentally friendly in production. The sports car manufacturer operates one of the most efficient car plants in the world in Leipzig. The CO₂ emissions there are nearly 12,000 tonnes per year below those of conventional plants.