SKODA AUTO tightens goals and supports the fight against COVID-19

SKODA AUTO tightens goals and supports the fight against COVID-19-auto

SKODA AUTO publishes its sustainability report for the period 2019/2020. The report offers a detailed overview of the company's further progress in sustainable environmental protection and also provides information on the extensive activities in the area of social commitment.

  • Clearly defined sustainability goals as an integral part of SKODA AUTO's corporate strategy
  • Environment: Material or thermal recycling of all landfillable waste in the production process, CO2-neutral production at the Vrchlabí site
  • Social Responsibility: comprehensive measures to support emergency services and medical staff in the Czech Republic during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mlada Boleslav – SKODA AUTO publishes its sustainability report for the period 2019/2020.

The report offers a detailed overview of the company's further progress in environmental protection and also provides information on the extensive activities in the area of social commitment. The current report also addresses the principles of corporate governance, corporate culture and integrity measures, as well as efforts to ensure effective compliance control. As part of his recently presented corporate strategy NEXT LEVEL – SKODA STRATEGY 2030 the automobile manufacturer is further sharpening its ambitious sustainability goals, and it is also paying even more attention to the topic of diversity.

As the largest private company in the Czech Republic, SKODA AUTO has a special obligation towards its stakeholders to set standards in the area of sustainability and in the fields of good corporate governance and social commitment.

CO2-neutral energy in vehicle and component production in the Czech plants by the end of the decade

The automobile manufacturer defines its ambitious sustainability goals as part of the Green Future strategy. It is based on the three pillars Green Factory, Green Product and Green Retail and aims to minimize the ecological footprint of the company's activities. Since the beginning of 2020, SKODA AUTO has been recycling all landfillable waste that arises during the production process, material or thermal. Furthermore, the car manufacturer is taking the necessary measures to rely completely on CO2-neutral energy in vehicle and component production at the Czech locations over the course of the decade: the high-tech location Vrchlabí has been pointing the way since the end of 2020 in front. As a further measure, the company will switch from natural gas to CO2-neutral methane from biogas plants by the end of 2021. In order to efficiently reduce the environmental impact along the entire value chain, SKODA AUTO also uses technologies from Industry 4.0: The AI app OPTIKON determines, for example, the optimal placement of pallets in freight containers and in this way made it possible to save 505 container transports and around 180 tons of CO2 emissions in 2020 alone.

Long-term social commitment and diverse initiatives for lasting change

For SKODA AUTO, actively assuming social responsibility is a fundamental part of its sustainability strategy. The automobile manufacturer promotes numerous measures for long-term and permanent regional development in the vicinity of its production sites, especially in the areas of social welfare, health care and environmental protection. In the area of social responsibility, the Czech car manufacturer focuses on four areas: road safety, technical training, barrier-free mobility and care for disadvantaged children.

Extensive support for emergency services and medical staff in the COVID-19 pandemic

In the company's home country, the Czech Republic, social commitment last year was primarily characterized by fast and unbureaucratic help against the further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The automobile manufacturer provided more than 200 vehicles on its “HoppyGo” car-sharing platform and 150 electric scooters on the “BeRider” e-scooter sharing service for aid workers and medical staff. In addition, SKODA AUTO, as the largest mobility partner of social services and institutions in the Czech healthcare system, donated 100 SKODA OCTAVIA worth 85 million Czech crowns to various charities. The company also supported the development and implementation of a 3D printing process for the production of FFP3 respirators. In addition, SKODA AUTO provided financial help and made it possible, for example, to buy laptops with an Internet connection for children from needy families in order to enable them to take part in distance learning.

CSR initiative 'One car, one tree' has been supporting afforestation in the Czech Republic since 2007

The long-term initiative 'One Car, One Tree' underlines the diversity of the CSR projects supported by SKODA AUTO: it promotes reforestation in the Czech Republic. The company has been planting a tree for each vehicle it delivers there since 2007. At the end of 2020, these trees covered an area equivalent to 210 hectares or almost 295 soccer fields.

Top rankings and awards for social commitment

SKODA AUTO recently received top ratings for its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): In the CSR & Reputation Research study by the market research company IPSOS, the automobile manufacturer took first place in 2019 and 2020. In addition, the automobile manufacturer was the first company ever to receive the 'Responsible Foreign Investor Award' in 2019. It is awarded to companies that have outside capital and make a significant contribution to the development of the Czech economy with their investments.

Sustainability report corresponds to the international standard of the Global Reporting Initiative

Since 2005, SKODA AUTO has been providing information about its activities in the field of good corporate governance every two years. The company has now presented its eighth sustainability report. It corresponds to the GRI Standard Core Option of the Global Reporting Initiative and thus fulfills the international guidelines for transparent reporting.

The current SKODA AUTO Sustainability Report 2019/2020 is now available online for download ready.

Consumption and emission values for the SKODA AUTO Sustainability Report 2019/2020:

model combined fuel consumption CO2 emissions combined
SKODA SUPERB IV 1.5-1.4L/100km 35-32g/km
SKODA SUPERB COMBI IV 1.7-1.5L/100km 35-32g/km
SKODA OCTAVIA IV 1.2L/100km 28g/km
SKODA OCTAVIA COMBI IV 1.4L/100km 31g/km
SKODA SCALA G-TEC 3.4-3.3kg/100km 94-92g/km
SKODA KAMIQ G-TEC 3.5-3.4kg/100km 96-92g/km
SKODA OCTAVIA G-TEC 3.6-3.6kg/100km 99-98g/km
SKODA OCTAVIA COMBI G-TEC 3.7-3.6kg/100km 100-99g/km
SKODA OCTAVIA G-TEC DSG 3.5-3.4kg/100km 95-93g/km
SKODA OCTAVIA COMBI G-TEC DSG 3.5kg/100km 96-95 g/km

The specified consumption and emission values were determined according to the legally prescribed measurement methods. Since the 1st. As of September 2017, certain new vehicles will already be type-approved according to the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure for measuring fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Since the 1st. September 2018 the new WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure) replaces the previous driving cycle (NEDC). Due to the more realistic test conditions, the fuel consumption and CO2 emission values measured according to the WLTP are in many cases higher than those measured according to the NEDC. More information on the differences between WLTP and NEDC can be found at www.skoda car.de/wltp.

The NEDC values are currently still mandatory to be communicated. In the case of new vehicles that are type-approved according to WLTP, the NEDC values are derived from the WLTP values. The additional specification of the WLTP values can be provided voluntarily until their mandatory use. Insofar as the NEDC values are given as ranges, they do not refer to a single, individual vehicle and are not part of the offer. They are used solely for purposes of comparison between the various vehicle types. Additional equipment and accessories (attachments, tire format, etc.) relevant vehicle parameters, such as. B. Weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics change and, in addition to weather and traffic conditions as well as individual driving behavior, influence fuel consumption, power consumption, CO2 emissions and the mileage of a vehicle.

Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official, specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be obtained from the "Guide to fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption of new passenger cars" can be taken from all sales outlets and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen (www.that.de), is available free of charge.

SKODA AUTO

  • steers successfully through the new decade with the NEXT LEVEL – SKODA STRATEGY 2030.
  • is striving to be one of the five top-selling brands in Europe by 2030 with attractive offers in the entry-level segments and other e-models.
  • develops into the leading European brand in India, Russia and North Africa.
  • currently offers its customers ten car model series: FABIA, RAPID, SCALA, OCTAVIA and SUPERB as well as KAMIQ, KAROQ, KODIAQ, ENYAQ iV and KUSHAQ.
  • delivered over one million vehicles to customers worldwide in 2020.
  • has been part of the Volkswagen Group, one of the world's most successful automobile manufacturers, for 30 years.
  • manufactures and develops vehicles as well as components such as engines and transmissions independently within the group.
  • maintains three locations in the Czech Republic; manufactures in China, Russia, Slovakia and India primarily through group partnerships and in the Ukraine with a local partner.
  • employs more than 43.000 employees worldwide and is represented in over 100 markets.

SKODA AUTO Deutschland GmbH

  • entered the German market in September 1991.
  • represented in connection with around 1.100 sales and service partners the SKODA brand in Germany.
  • is part of the success story of the traditional Czech brand: in 2020, over 181.000 new SKODA vehicles were registered as passenger cars, which corresponds to a market share of 6.2 percent. SKODA was not only the number one import brand in Germany for the twelfth year in a row, but also further consolidated its position among the well-known volume brands.

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