The Volkswagen brand has set a new target for reducing the environmental impact of its production facilities. By 2025, the production of vehicles and components is to be 45 percent more environmentally friendly than in 2010. As early as 2015, the company met the target set for the year 2018 of 25 percent less consumption of CO2, energy, water, and solvents as well as less production of waste. An example from the Uitenhage plant shows how Production can further reduce resource consumption, thus increasing their contribution to protecting the climate globally.
On their own initiative, without any investment or considerable effort, employees at the South African site have ensured savings of 790 megawatt hours per year in the paint shop alone. That is roughly equivalent to the annual consumption of 400 single-person households in Germany.