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Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen AG is a German auto manufacturer operating globally with sales of over 10 million vehicles in 2017. Its market capitalisation was valued at US$83 billion in the same year. Volkswagen is well known for its range of passenger vehicle models, including the Golf hatchback, Polo hatchback and Tiguan SUV.

Ranking position
#4 /25
Total score
12.1 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
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Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-25)


1.4 /3 #7

Material Investment

0.1 /0.4 #13

Intangible Investment

2.4 /2.4 #1

Sold product performance

4.6 /7 #11


1.0 /2.2 #8


0.3 /1.2 #8


0.6 /0.8 #6

Policy Engagement

0.6 /1.2 #5

Business Model

1.2 /1.8 #1
Total score 12.1 /20 #4

Leading practices

Risks and opportunities


A trend score of = is awarded to Volkswagen. If the company were reassessed in the near term, its score would most likely remain the same. Its electrification goals and its desire to be an electric mobility leader are backed by its recent substantial investments in electrification and battery development. Volkswagen’s remarkable climate change oversight at the board level will help guide the company towards achieving these goals. However, Volkswagen lacks global targets that are aligned with the low-carbon pathway in both the medium and long term. Volkswagen’s score is unlikely to improve in a reassessment if it does not establish global emissions reduction targets.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

See results for

  1. 2020
  2. 2021

More about the company

Wolfsburg, Germany
Ownership structure
Publicly listed
Group revenue (2017)
US$289 billion
Number of vehicles sold (2017)
~ 10 million light duty passenger vehicles
Market capitalisation (2017)
US$83 billion