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Volkswagen Truck and Bus releases new Sustainability Report

Volkswagen Truck and Bus launches the second edition of its Sustainability Report, available for download at The publication highlights the company's main advances, commitments and impacts on its environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy for 2023.

"We deliver more value in the form of innovative and efficient vehicles and services, take immediate actions to reduce environmental impacts, adopt initiatives to value our employees and support social projects that today benefit thousands of people. All this in order to ensure an increasingly sustainable future for our sector,” says Roberto Cortes, president and CEO of VWTB.

Through the Future Program, which promotes actions and leverages good practices for an even more sustainable legacy for future generations, the company has mainly expanded initiatives with a positive impact on the environment. The use of renewable fuel in the company's fleet of flex-fuel vehicles was one of the actions, which, together with others, resulted in a reduction of 10.7 percentage points in carbon emissions from operations (scopes 1 and 2).

VWTB has increased its energy efficiency thanks to initiatives such as the purchase of certified renewable energy (iRec), 71% of which is for the Resende plant in addition to the 100% already in place at the Vinhedo operations, both in Brazil. It also recorded improvements in operational indicators per vehicle produced at the Resende, Vinhedo and Mexico operations compared to 2022, such as a 15% reduction in energy use, 12% in water consumption, 34% in the use of natural gas and 36% in waste going to landfill. In addition, 15% of the steel used by the company is composed of recycled metal scrap. 

Social initiatives

Among the social initiatives, VWTB launched the School Program in partnership with the Volkswagen Group Foundation, Volkswagen Financial Services, Volkswagen Truck and Bus and Senai, aiming to promote education and technological training. The creation of the VWTB Academy is another highlight, offering training and skills development for the company's employees.

At the same time, the Women's Protection Program was established, reaffirming the company's commitment to inclusion and complementary assistance to employees who are victims of violence, guaranteeing social, legal, financial security and psychological support. Finally, the company implemented a variable compensation program linked to ESG goals for executives, encouraging the advancement of the representation of women in leadership positions and decarbonization of its operations and products.

“The data from the new Sustainability Report is clear evidence that our company lives its purpose, mission, vision and values. Developing sustainable transport solutions for all, working in partnership with our people and also with business partners, always in a respectful, supportive and responsible way,” says Livia Simões, vice president of People & Culture and Sustainability at VWTB.

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