• Sustainability

    Sustainability

    We endeavour at all times to combine a sense of social and ecological responsibility with our business interests.

Our standard

Climate change, urbanization and demographic trends are among the significant challenges of our time. Current climate forecasts suggest that we can expect more and more extreme weather in the future, such as drought, torrential rain, heatwaves and violent storms.

In Germany, real estate is responsible for around 40% of the total emission of greenhouse gas. The climate change is a reality that we can no longer deny or ignore. As a real estate company and a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, we have a high responsibility to increase our environmental awareness and our efforts to protect the climate.

We find ourselves facing not only the demands of climate protection, but also the need to adapt to the changing climate: legislative demands (e.g. energy-saving laws), market requirements (e.g. affordable utilities and other costs) and users' needs (certification, goals of the Volkswagen Group) must all be taken into account.

"Sustainable development is development that ensures that future generations will have the same chances to satisfy their needs as the current generation."

(Brundtland Report) 

Our contribution

For decades now, as a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, Volkswagen Immobilien GmbH has not only accompanied the development and growth of Wolfsburg: it has also had a significant influence on the town.

Volkswagen Immobilien is one of Wolfsburg's leading suppliers of apartments, and is aware of its high social responsibility, which goes well beyond property management. We offer our customers attractive and affordable accommodation around 9,150 flats, together with various ancillary services and modern infrastructure. We endeavor at all times to combine a sense of social and ecological responsibility with our business interests.

As Corporate Real Estate Manager, Volkswagen Immobilien supports Volkswagen AG, its brands and its subsidiaries with a wide variety of services in the field of property management. We stand for know-how, professionalism and trust, and want to be perceived as the people to contact for all the Group's real estate needs. Our focus is on dovetailing the building and its surroundings with the brand presentation, incorporating the principle of sustainability as an integral element. Our references from the last few years include numerous dealerships for Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Seat and Skoda and logistics centers in Wolfsburg and Braunschweig, as well as special properties like the MobileLifeCampus and the Volkswagen Arena.

As the real estate branch of the Volkswagen Group, sustainability is an indispensable stamp of quality that involves treating the environment and economic, social and cultural values responsibility, with a view to preserving them for the generations to come. We have therefore established our own sustainability policy that applies to realization, financing, management and utilization.

Sustainability report 2018

Environmental responsibility, social responsibility, fair cooperation with customers and colleagues as well as the pursuit of economic solutions have long been an integral part of Volkwagen Immobilien's corporate responsibility. The sustainability report 2018 shows the importance of sustainability for Volkswagen Immobilien.

Our rating

The rating agency oekom research issued a corporate rating for Volkswagen Immobilien GmbH on 22.12.2017 and awarded us the quality status "Prime". This status confirms that Volkswagen Immobilien displays above-average commitment to environmental and social issues.

Sustainably certified

 

Volkswagen Immobilien became a member of the German Society for Sustainable Building (DGNB) in 2019.

We decided to cooperate with the DGNB, and in future we will be maintaining the Blue Building certification in use up to now as a combination of the DGNB GOLD certification and our own tried-and-tested KFW Efficiency Building 55 Standard. The certification also represents an audit and recognition of our efforts towards sustainable properties by an established, independent institution. In this connection, we set benchmarks and make an important contribution to the reduction of CO2emissions.

 

Further information

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Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

At Volkswagen Immobilien, the Volkswagen Group Code of Conduct applies.

Shared values are the basis for decision-making and for dealing with one another and third parties. Through our attitude and conduct, we all bear responsibility for the reputation and success of the company. Our reputation and trust in companies, employees, products and services are our greatest assets.

Our success depends to a large extent on whether we conduct ourselves with honesty and integrity and in an ethically correct manner. This also means that our internal and external reporting and communication must be truthful, comprehensive and timely.

Sustainability requires of us an awareness of our responsibility for the economic, social and ecological impact of our actions.

The Code of Conduct serves as binding guidelines for our day-to-day work. It is supplemented by internal guidelines, regulations and employment contracts. It also goes without saying that we comply with national and international statutory provisions.

Code of Conduct

At Volkswagen Immobilien, the Volkswagen Group Code of Conduct applies.

Shared values are the basis for decision-making and for dealing with one another and third parties. Through our attitude and conduct, we all bear responsibility for the reputation and success of the company. Our reputation and trust in companies, employees, products and services are our greatest assets.

Our success depends to a large extent on whether we conduct ourselves with honesty and integrity and in an ethically correct manner. This also means that our internal and external reporting and communication must be truthful, comprehensive and timely.

Sustainability requires of us an awareness of our responsibility for the economic, social and ecological impact of our actions.

The Code of Conduct serves as binding guidelines for our day-to-day work. It is supplemented by internal guidelines, regulations and employment contracts. It also goes without saying that we comply with national and international statutory provisions.

Code of Conduct VW Group

Code of Conduct VW Group

Sustainability report

Sustainability report 2018

Environmental responsibility, social responsibility, fair cooperation with customers and colleagues as well as the pursuit of economic solutions have long been an integral part of Volkwagen Immobilien's corporate responsibility. The sustainability report 2018 shows the importance of sustainability for Volkswagen Immobilien.

Sustainability report 2018

Environmental responsibility, social responsibility, fair cooperation with customers and colleagues as well as the pursuit of economic solutions have long been an integral part of Volkwagen Immobilien's corporate responsibility. The sustainability report 2018 shows the importance of sustainability for Volkswagen Immobilien.

Blue Building

BLUE BUILDING

Our wealth of experience when it comes to energy-efficient, sustainable construction is the basis for continually developing our own BLUE BUILDING standard. Scientifically proven, tried and tested and based on the systems used for well-known property certification schemes, BLUE BUILDING focuses on the criteria for efficient energy use which are relevant not only to commercial properties but also when building new residential properties to let.

In addition to BLUE BUILDING for efficient energy use, BLUE BUILDING plus integrates ecological and social requirements for sustainable planning and management.

BLUE BUILDING

Our wealth of experience when it comes to energy-efficient, sustainable construction is the basis for continually developing our own BLUE BUILDING standard. Scientifically proven, tried and tested and based on the systems used for well-known property certification schemes, BLUE BUILDING focuses on the criteria for efficient energy use which are relevant not only to commercial properties but also when building new residential properties to let.

In addition to BLUE BUILDING for efficient energy use, BLUE BUILDING plus integrates ecological and social requirements for sustainable planning and management.

Green Bonds

Climate Bonds certificate

Our Green Bonds (promissory note bonds and registered bonds) were successfully certified by the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) on 8 May 2018.

Thus our Green Bond programme meets the strict requirements for low-carbon building laid out by the Climate Bonds Initiative. Further information on the CBI and on low-carbon building can be found on the website of the Climate Bonds Initiative.

 

Green Bonds

Green capital for green assets

We regard financing as a natural part of any sustainability concept: properties that are built sustainably should also be financed sustainably. We therefore take advantage of things like development loans and green financing tools in accordance with the ICMA Green Bond Principles.

Climate Bonds Certificate

Our green bonds have been successfully certified by the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) on May 8th , 2018.

Our properties in the Green Bond Program thus meet the stringent requirements of the low carbon building of the Climate Bonds Initiative. Further information on the CBI and the low carbon building can be found on the website of the Climate Bonds Initiative.

Green Bonds

Green capital for green assets

We regard financing as a natural part of any sustainability concept: properties that are built sustainably should also be financed sustainably. We therefore take advantage of things like development loans and green financing tools in accordance with the ICMA Green Bond Principles.

Climate Bonds Certificate

Our green bonds have been successfully certified by the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) on May 8th , 2018.

Our properties in the Green Bond Program thus meet the stringent requirements of the low carbon building of the Climate Bonds Initiative. Further information on the CBI and the low carbon building can be found on the website of the Climate Bonds Initiative.

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Your contact

For questions about this topic, please contact:

Dr. Fabian Lander
Head of Corporate Finance and Sustainability
Phone: 05361 264-700
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