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Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen AG is a publicly listed company headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. In 2020, it had USD 255 billion group revenue and produced 8,412 thousand light duty vehicles. The company has a clear plan and a business structure to aid transition, now needs to put the plan into operation.

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Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-30)


#1 1.8 /3 #5

Material Investment

#1 0.4 /0.4 #1

Intangible Investment

#1 1.2 /2.4 #3

Sold product performance

#1 3.1 /7 #15


#1 1.9 /2.2 #1

Supplier Engagement

#1 0.9 /1.2 #2

Client Engagement

#1 0.4 /0.8 #9

Policy Engagement

#1 0.3 /1.2 #15

Business Model

#1 0.8 /1.8 #2
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Volkswagen receives a trend score of =. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely remain the same. The company needs to update its scope 3 targets to align with a 1.5-degree scenario. The company has set a clear transition plan. Implementation of this plan through continued investment in low-carbon vehicle R&D and increased customer engagement will help it achieve its goals. The company must increase its sales mix of low-carbon vehicles.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

Just Transition Assessment

In this report, we present five key thematic findings showing how 180 companies can increase their ambition towards a transition to a low-carbon future that is just and equitable for the people and communities at risk of being affected by it.

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  1. 2019
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More about the company

Wolfsburg, Germany
Revenue (2020)
USD 254.6 billion
Publicly listed
Number of vehicles sold (2020)

This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2.000 most influential companies

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