Sustainable environmental strategy includes new ambitious environmental targets. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Sept. 25, 2017 2018 VW I.D. Buzz w/ 60s era Microbus VW is seeking a leading role in sustainability in the automotive industry. Matthias Müller, Chief Executive Officer of the Volkswagen Group, said at the start of the two-day Group Environmental Conference (GEC) in Wolfsburg: As Müller explained, it is not just a question of clean and efficient vehicles; environmental protection in production also plays a key role throughout the Group. "That is why we are setting new, ambitious targets in production: we will be reducing the environmental impact throughout the VW Group by a further 20 percent by 2025", Müller announced. The target includes 45 percent less energy, CO2, water, VOC emissions and waste compared with the baseline 2010. Environmental sustainability is not only what comes out of the tailpipe that matters. VW will be addressing the entire life cycle of mobility – from energy generation and raw materials down to recycling. VW’s Bernd Osterloh, Chairman of the Group Works Council, added: Regular Group Environmental Conferences were introduced in 1998 as a forum for some 400 environmental officers from all over the Group to discuss strategies, measures and projects, and advance the sustainable development of the Company.