SKODA AUTO uses eco-materials in its vehicles and is researching biological raw materials

SKODA AUTO uses eco-materials in its vehicles and is researching biological raw materials

22.09.2021: In collaboration with the Technical University of Liberec, ŠKODA AUTO’s Technical Development department has developed a sustainable, ecological material and applied for a patent. The innovative raw material is made from sugar beet pulp.


In collaboration with the Technical University of Liberec, ŠKODA AUTO’s Technical Development department has developed a sustainable, ecological material and applied for a patent. The innovative raw material is made from sugar beet pulp.


ŠKODA AUTO is also researching another material based on the reed plant miscanthus. Both could be used in the interior of new ŠKODA models in the future, for example for the door trim and decorative inlays in the dashboard. Using a purpose-built OCTAVIA, ŠKODA AUTO demonstrates the wide range of possible applications for the new materials.

 

ŠKODA AUTO opts for eco-materials in its vehicles and is researching biological raw materials
Door panels and vehicle pillars are finished using miscanthus-based fabric, and sugar beet shavings are used in the door panels and on the dashboard.



 

Raw materials: recycling and reuse



ŠKODA is strengthening its commitment to the circular economy and is constantly looking for ways to put valuable materials back into the production process. Take a look at some examples where this is already succeeding.


    

Sustainability Report: ŠKODA AUTO sets more ambitious sustainability goals and provides comprehensive support in the fight against COVID-19


ŠKODA AUTO has published its Sustainability Report for the 2019/2020 period. The report provides a detailed overview of the progress the company has made in environmental protection while also containing information on the brand´s extensive social responsibility efforts.


To this end, the latest Report also describes in detail the Company´s corporate governance and corporate culture policies and integrity tools such as programmes focused on volunteering, as well as efforts made towards effective supervision of compliance with Company-wide rules.



As part of its recently presented corporate strategy, NEXT LEVEL – ŠKODA STRATEGY 2030, the car manufacturer is further tightening its ambitious sustainability targets and placing even more emphasis on diversity.




ŠKODA AUTO also photos

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22.09.2021 / MaP

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