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The Volkswagen brand has set itself a new target for reducing the impact of production on the environment.

By 2025, the production of the Golf and its components is also to be 45 percent more eco-friendly than in 2010.

 » We’re setting higher targets because the team identifies with our environmental program and has done a fantastic job of supporting it. «

Thomas Ulbrich, Board Member for Production, Volkswagen brand n

The Volkswagen brand has set itself a new target for reducing the impact of production on the environment. By 2025, manufacture of vehicles and components is to be 45 percent more eco-friendly than in 2010, the reference year for the environmental program Think.Blue. Factory. This was announced by the Board Member for Production, Thomas Ulbrich. “We reached our target of producing our vehicles 25 percent more sustainably by 2018 ahead of time. This is why we have resolved to make processes 20 percent more environmentally friendly by 2025.” Volkswagen launched the very first integrated program for ecologically sustainable production in the form of Think.Blue. Factory. Since doing so, 5,300 ­measures to reduce emissions and make more efficient use of resources have been implemented worldwide. Ulbrich: “We are also setting ourselves new and higher targets because the team identifies with our environmental program and has done a fantastic job of supporting it. The interplay of good ideas, specific investments in the latest environmental technologies, and enthusiasm for process optimizations are delivering great results.” A good example of the can be seen above. Producing a Golf now requires exactly 1.14 cubic meters less water than it did in 2010.