With the newly published 2022 Sustainability Report, VfL Wolfsburg are celebrating 10 years of transparent and comprehensive sustainability reporting based on the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). For a decade now, VfL Wolfsburg have taken a leading position in professional football when it comes to responsibility for people and the environment. Every two years, the Green-and-Whites provide information on the concrete measures that have been and are being taken in the area of sustainability. The sixth edition of this paper has now been released and covers the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 seasons.
Sixth sustainability report published
Sustainability is not only one of the major challenges facing society, but also a central issue for us.VfL managing director Michael Meeske
Report under a new name
This year's sustainability report takes an in-depth look at the two focus topics of regionality and climate protection, and shows innovative solutions and comprehensive measures in key areas for VfL Wolfsburg. For example, CO2 transparency in the online shop, filter solutions for microplastics on artificial pitches or in the area of biodiversity, which were developed with partners. All CSR measures and projects will be presented under the new name "Tomorrow together. One team. Many goals.” The focus is on personal commitment, closeness to people and the common pursuit of better cooperation.
Commitment to people in the region
“Sustainability is not only one of the major challenges facing society, but also a central issue for us,” said VfL managing director Michael Meeske. “It’s a strategic driver for our entire organisation, above all around environmental sustainability, but also with the aspect of diversity, which we feel closely connected to. Furthermore, we want to create not only emotional but also practical added value with the broad commitment to the people in the region and within the framework of our ‘Tomorrow together’ approach. We’re therefore looking forward to the future and will push this issue with full force.”
Recognition from the DFL
The Green-and-Whites’ anniversary has not escaped the attention of the DFL. Marc Lenz, member of the executive board and director of corporate strategy & international affairs at DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH, said: “Thanks and congratulations to VfL for a clear and holistic commitment to sustainability in recent years, now including 10 years of reporting. In addition, thank you for your constant involvement in the DFL committees relevant to sustainability. Sustainability is a central component of our overall strategy. As such, it requires very good cooperation between the DFL and the clubs, and strong clubs that play a part in shaping this are very important.”