|Knowledge shapes the future||Volkswagen||Environmental protection|
For seven years, the Volkswagen Slovakia Foundation has been working to promote the principle that “knowledge shapes the future”. The foundation sponsors bilingual education in preschools and elementary schools, and technical education in middle schools and high schools. In addition, it supports employee projects and provides assistance to the socially disadvantaged. In the past five years, a total of more than 260 projects were carried out, representing €2.3 million in funding. For example, the foundation organized the renovation of the preschool playground in Devínska Nová Ves (municipality where Volkswagen Slovakia is located) by employees, executives and parents.
|Save the Crabs in Slovakia||Volkswagen||Environmental protection|
Volkswagen Slovakia lives and breathes sustainability, using modern, environmentally friendly technology to ensure the effective use of resources in vehicle production. One project that exemplifies this commitment is called “Save the Crabs in Slovakia”. In cooperation with the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Comenius University in Bratislava, a breeding station for an endangered native crab species was built in the water purification plant of Volkswagen Slovakia. The crabs are raised in the plant’s recycled water, which is of above-average purity, and then released into Slovakian rivers to live in the wild.