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Interview with Ralf Pfitzner, Head of Sustainability, Volkswagen, at World Climate Summit 2022

Volkswagen Group is a Principal Partner of the World Climate Foundation. At World Climate Summit - The Investment COP 2022, Ralf Pfitzner, Head of Sustainability at the Volkswagen Group, was a speaker at Opening Session “From Glasgow to Sharm El Sheikh - Tracking Progress on Implementation towards Net Zero”.

In this video interview, Ralf Pfitzner introduces the sustainability agenda of the company to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 and highlights the World Climate Summit networking opportunities.

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About Volkswagen Group

Volkswagen Group comprises ten brands from five European countries and offers a wide range of further brands and business units including financial services. With its “NEW AUTO - Mobility for Generations to Come” Group strategy and future program, the Volkswagen Group is paving the way for the biggest change process in its history: the realignment of one of the best carmakers to become a globally leading provider of sustainable mobility. By 2025, battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) will account for around 20 percent of Group deliveries. By 2030, the BEV share of the new car fleet is expected to rise to around 60 percent in Europe and around 50 percent worldwide. Volkswagen is driving one of the most ambitious electrification strategies in the automotive industry and will invest a total of 52 billion euro in electric mobility by 2026. The Group provides its customers with an electric alternative to almost all models.

About Ralf Pfitzner

Ralf Pfitzner leads the sustainability department of Volkswagen AG. His responsibilities include the global governance for sustainability at the Volkswagen Group and its brands. Among others, he leads Volkswagen’s ambitious decarbonisation program. His responsibilities cover an integration of sustainability in the “Together Strategy 2025+”, setup and implementation of group-wide programs, sustainability reporting, stakeholder engagement, ESG ratings etc. Furthermore, he is in charge of managing Volkswagen’s Sustainability Council consisting of independent experts advising the Managing Board of Volkswagen.

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