Porsche has made a commitment to the climate targets agreed on in Paris in 2015. The company assumes responsibility for reducing environmentally harmful emissions. The product portfolio represents the core of its activities – Porsche is seeking to shape the mobility of the future with innovative products and technologies and attractive services.
There are two factors which are crucial when it comes to modern and future-proof vehicle architecture – sustainable materials and consideration of the environmental impacts. Long-lasting Porsche sports cars, quality workmanship and the use of low-wear materials are key aspects of the Porsche principle, which the company wishes to strengthen through its engagement. Porsche has set itself the goal of closing materials cycles, with the resources used being fed back into a production process at the end of a vehicle’s service life.
Porsche would be nothing without the people who build it up and shape it. Porsche therefore focuses on people. Each and every employee contributes to the success of the company with their unique skills. Porsche promotes diversity and equal opportunity. Both of these are prioritised in the sustainability strategy. This focuses on the topics of the advancement of women and international diversity, with intergenerational collaboration and the LGBTIQ community also being strengthened.
As part of a global community of values, Porsche assists regions and communities around the world in conserving the environment, guaranteeing good labour and living conditions and boosting social cohesion. The focus here is on young or disadvantaged people. These are to be nurtured and trained in order to sustainably and permanently improve their life situations. The company campaigns for people whose social environment is directly or indirectly related to Porsche. This applies both to its own sites and to its suppliers and business partners.
Porsche’s corporate responsibility does not end at the factory gates – it extends across the entire value chain. With the expanded product portfolio and the new technologies used, the supply chain is becoming increasingly important. Porsche is therefore systematically focusing its strategy on the continuous management of its supplier relations in terms of sustainability aspects. The sustainability assessment of its direct suppliers has been a binding criterion for the awarding of contracts since the introduction of the sustainability rating. It helps to safeguard sustainable procurement, compliance with human rights standards and employment practices, and responsible resource management among the suppliers.
Porsche sets the highest standards for itself. For Porsche, ethical behaviour is essential, not least because the confidence that the customers, partners and society have in the company is dependent on this. Acting and doing business with integrity therefore serve as the foundations for all of the company’s activities. In this area of action, Porsche is strategically working to increase transparency and responsible corporate governance in all the relevant areas.