VGIE Environmental Mission Statement

The Volkswagen Group develops, produces and distributes motor vehicles worldwide, and has committed itself to becoming a leading provider of sustainable mobility. Our organisation commits itself to the continual improvement of the environmental compatibility of its products, its facilities and its services. Our Environmental compatibility centralises around the improvement of resources and the efficient use of energy consumption. This includes looking to low Co2 energy sources, the improvement of energy efficiency and the minimisation of pollutants. These central aspects are considered in this environmental policy. Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited (VGIE) is a partner for society and the environment. It is motivated to shape a socially and environmentally sustainable, positive environmental approach.

The “TOGETHER – Strategy 2025” depicts the vision of the Volkswagen Group evolving into a world-leading provider of sustainable mobility. In addition, the Volkswagen Group has particularly set itself the target of being a role model when it comes to environment. Through its Environment and Energy Management Policy, VGIE ensures that the environmental compatibility of its products, services and buildings are subjected to a continual improvement process, together with its suppliers, contractors, business partners and waste disposal companies. Energy efficiency and consistent energy savings are supported with targets and tracked. VGIE, therefore, aligns itself to the following principles:

  1. Environmental protection at VGIE covers the entire lifecycle according to ISO14001 and regards environmental protection to water, soil, air and resources, along with the eco-design of their vehicles in accordance with ISO14006
  2. The VGIE Environmental Committee monitors, according to the Group Policy Environment (KRL 17), the obligation to operate environmentally relevant facilities, to implement environmental management systems, and regularly checks the effectiveness of the management systems. VGIE ensures by internal regulations that the necessary information regarding environment and energy management is available, as well as the vital means for the continuity of the management system
  3. The VGIE Board of Management regularly checks the compliance with this Environmental Policy and the attainment of the environment and energy targets. The Environmental Policy will be regularly verified and updated if required
  4. VGIE commits itself with the continual improvement of energy-related performance
  5. VGIE ensures that all its employees are informed, qualified and motivated to environment and energy management, in accordance with their tasks, fostering their participation
  6. Transparent and credible information, as well as the open dialogue with our stakeholders, are a matter of course for VGIE
  7. VGIE, as a responsible member of society, works proactively with the representatives of political and public authorities at all levels, embracing social actions


Volkswagen Group Ireland Ltd.

Block C

Liffey Valley Office Campus

Liffey Valley

Dublin 22

Ireland

Telephone +353-1-898 9700

Telefax +353-1-898 9701

www.volkswagen.ie


Directors

J. Effenberger (Chairman)

C. Wentzel (Managing)

F. Sonnleithner (Austrian)

H. Lammerding (German)


Registered in Dublin

No. 436954

Registered Office: Block C Liffey Valley Office Campus Dublin 22