Although in 2016 the economic problems of Argentina were still going on and the automotive industry suffered less demand from Brazil and had to adjust headcount in production, VW Argentina could maintain all the projects with the chain of. Apart the problems in production VW Argentina could maintain for 13th year consecutive the market–leading in Argentina.
Otherwise the voluntary group played a very important role to help children in kindergartens and social institutions. Nearly every weekend volunteers organized journeys with the Amarok´s VW lent to them to bring donations of cloth, shoes and school goods to schools and Kindergartens in the interior of the country. Near Christmas we organized the action “A smile for Christmas” where our employees donated toys and the typical argentine Christmas-bakery and sweets, which were delivered to children in five kindergartens and institutions. The company donated money to better the infrastructure in these five institutions.
VW also followed the Program of eye exams in the elementary schools of Tigre. Since the beginning of this program in 2008 more than 10.000 children with impaired vision have been given assistance.
The Ferdinand Porsche Institute, a project of VW together with the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, to teach a career for engineers specialized in automotive industry was going on.
In the last year 400 students were studying the career and it was the most elected course in the university. This year the first students will finish and contribute to better the competitiveness of the argentine automotive industry.
VW Argentina also joins the Together 2015 strategy and began to work with the item of e–mobility.
In order to commercialize and develop fully electric vehicles in Argentina, it will require the joint work of the industry and the authorities to generate legal conditions and adequate infrastructure, given the unconventional characteristics of the units. This work has already begun and although there is still a way to go, we firmly believe that the future is there and we are totally determined to work on it.
Likewise, we have already begun to bring this type of vehicles to our customers with the GTE Golf and e-Golf exhibition in our Summer Stand in Cariló – Buenos Aires.
“Eye exams and glasses for thousands of elementary-school children in the municipality of Tigre.”
In Argentina, we maintain an intensive dialog with our suppliers, dealers and employees, as well as local NGOs.
For the 3rd time a meeting more than 70 supplier was organized to work on the goal of sustainability.