Volkswagen Group and Skoda Auto kick off GreenWeek

Volkswagen Group initiative focusing on the circular economy, biodiversity, and environmental and climate protection

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 19 Sep 2022 Views icon3362 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

The Volkswagen Group and Skoda Auto have opened the third week of September with ‘GreenWeek’. From September 19 to 23, 2022, it has invited its employees across the group to explore environmental and climate protection and biodiversity in depth.

Through specialist presentations and discussion forums, the Volkswagen Group’s campaign highlights the central importance of sustainability issues and provides a platform for company-wide dialogue on these topics. As part of GreenWeek, there will be an opportunity to exchange ideas with experts from various areas of the company as well as with invited external experts.

Michael Oeljeklaus, Skoda Auto Board Member for Production and Logistics, said: “Sustainability is a cornerstone of our Next Level – Skoda Strategy 2030. We’re committed to reducing our environmental impact even further in the future, and we’ve set clear milestones to achieve this. We’re working hard to meet our ambitious targets and continuously discuss innovative approaches with all our employees. GreenWeek offers an ideal forum to review the current situation, receive feedback and develop new ideas.”

During Skoda’s GreenWeek from 19 to 23 September 2022, employees of the Czech car manufacturer will be able to exchange ideas with experts from across the company as well as external specialists. The discussions on current projects aim to identify untapped potential in the area of sustainability and to raise awareness of how crucial the circular economy is.

Platform for dialogue on sustainability issues 
GreenWeek’s diverse programme is geared towards numerous target groups; besides online workshops for employees, events for primary schools are also on the agenda. Skoda Design will also be demonstrating the range of possibilities sustainable materials and technologies offer. In addition, the car manufacturer will be providing a detailed overview of the activities at its Czech and Indian sites, which are consistently aligned with circular economy principles. Towards the end of GreenWeek, the focus will shift to the topics of biodiversity and climate change.

The company has again significantly strengthened its ambitious sustainability targets in its Next Level – Skoda Strategy 2030. Production at the Vrchlabí plant has been CO2-neutral since the end of 2020, and by the end of this decade, the two Czech sites in Mlada Boleslav and Kvasiny as well as at the Indian production sites will be manufacturing with net-zero emissions. The carmaker aims to reduce its fleet emissions by more than 50% by 2030 compared to 2020.

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