The Sustainability Of Volkswagen

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Executive Summary: Sustainability is defined as maintaining the right balance between the economic growth, environment and social responsibility. Introduction to the company: Volkswagen group, has been regarded as the world’s largest automobile industry and for right reasons. The company has 12 big brand names under its name, them being: Volkswagen passenger cars, Audi, Porsche, Skoda, SEAT, MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Ducati, Lambhorghini, Bentley and Bugatti. It is headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany with its manufacturing plants scattered all over the world. It also aims on becoming the world’s top most employer of the world in its long run goals. Initially Volkswagen was known as one of the most sustainable company around the…show more content…
Technology: On the technological front, we recommend that Volkswagen should develop sensors which could effectively determine the emission levels. For example, Oxygen sensors are a standard equipment on passenger cars and light truck engines. They should develop new ultra-sensitive sensors that will detect the car’s speed and according adjust the system to reduce the fuel consumption. This will lead to the reduction in the carbon footprints left by the cars manufactured by the company. Volkswagen should also make changes to its existing diesel engine technology . These strategies are in line with the UN goal 9 Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure. 3. Operations: We advice Volkswagen to consider and incorporate some of the manufacturing style used by Toyota Co. as per the operation environment of Volkswagen: Kaizen: Volkswagen should consider the process of continuous improvement with all the tasks involved being precisely defined and standardized. Jidoka: Will help in designing equipment and processes to stop and call attention to problems immediately when they sense a problem is a central concept of Volkswagen. These strategies are in line with the UN goal 12 Responsible Consumption and Production. 4.
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