Working towards sustainability in the Foundation
Ensuring sustainability is a matter of particular concern to all of us at the Foundation. We are aware of our responsibility to act in a resource-saving manner, and over the past few years we have intensified our efforts in this direction. Here you can read about the steps we have already taken and the future goals we have in mind.
The Volkswagen Foundation has had a focus on sustainability for some time. In 2009, for example, a first environmental working group was set up, followed by a second initiative in 2019. On both occasions, all employees were invited to contribute their ideas for a more environmentally aware and climate-friendly workplace – and a large number participated. In the meantime, the many measures already implemented are already having an impact – but there is still a lot to do.
The report "On the Way to a Sustainable Foundation" (German only) shows what the Foundation has already achieved with its sustainability efforts and what it has in mind going forward. The measures taken so far are just the first steps toward making the Volkswagen Foundation more environmentally and climate friendly. In 2024, a first sustainability report will be prepared that will meet the standard of the German Sustainability Code and document further progress.
Insights: Some examples of how we act sustainably