The Volkswagen Group is currently Europe’s biggest car maker and wishes to become the biggest automobile company in the world by 2018. The key to its success lies in three foundation stones that have defined its history from the very beginning: the quality and service ethic, a strategy for expansion, and innovation as a mark of identity. To all this, a strong commitment to the environment has been added for long. Environmental protection is one of the key aspects in the current development of the automobile industry, which works to minimize the risks involved with waste management and its effects on the environment. The Volkswagen Group has taken the necessary steps to this effect in all its production plants and has carried out decisive action to promote a responsible attitude to the environment.