Examples of sustainability measures at ŠKODA:
• At the company’s headquarters in Mladá Boleslav, ŠKODA completed the installation of a new photovoltaic system at its service centre in Kosmonosy in November 2020. Covering more than 2,200 square metres, the panels supply more than 450 MWh of sustainably produced energy per year.
• The largest rooftop photovoltaic system in the Czech Republic with almost 6,000 solar modules is also being built on the roofs of the ŠKODA Parts Center and the logistics building. The nominal output of the plant is 2,300 kW and annual electricity production exceeds 2,200 MWh.
• At the Indian manufacturing plant in Pune, one of the largest rooftop solar systems in India is helping to significantly reduce the environmental footprint: 25,770 photovoltaic modules cover approximately 15 per cent of the plant’s annual electricity requirements, and this measure reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 9,000 tons per year.
• The OPTIKON app, developed by the Czech car manufacturer, shows in detail how smart ideas can reduce emissions. Using artificial intelligence, the app ensures the best possible use of space in shipping containers. In the first half of 2020 alone, 151 container transports were saved and 80 tonnes of CO2 emissions were saved as a result.