World’s Most Sustainable Car Company
Volkswagen has once again claimed the title as the world’s most sustainable automaker in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. The German car maker also took this prestigious position in 2013.
The experts from RobecoSAM—an international investment firm that specializes in sustainability—who calculated the award’s scoring, were impressed by Volkswagen’s comprehensive commitment to sustainability in all senses of the word. The most obvious place for this is in terms of environmental and ecological sustainability, which Volkswagen as a company considers a highly important consideration when building a vehicle. In 2014, Volkswagen made a significant investment into researching new technology that will be available for implementation in VW vehicles as early as 2019.
But ecological sustainability was not the only category in which Volkswagen excelled. For the two other scored categories—social sustainability and economic sustainability—Volkswagen scored a 91/100 and 93/100, respectively.
Social sustainability isn’t necessarily a household term. On a basic level, it relates to topics such as social equity, livability, social capital, labor rights, and human rights. Essentially, Volkswagen’s high level of social sustainability shows that it’s not just trying to make the most money possible. The human impact of Volkswagen’s actions is something the company takes seriously, and works to improve. Company-wide conduct and anti-corruption compliance helped bolster Volkswagen in terms of social sustainability.
Volkswagen’s distinction as the world’s leading automaker in terms of sustainability should put the German automaker on the radar of any prospective car buyer. If you’re interested learning more about Volkswagen, or possibly taking one for a test drive, check out the vast selection of models at Karen Radley Volkswagen.