So, either you personally, or your business, has taken initiative by purchasing or leasing an electric vehicle (EV) and making the shift from the internal combustion engine (ICE). That is fantastic, but not immediately sustainable.
It is critical for any sustainability strategy to understand where energy comes from and ensure that what you’re projecting into your EV from the charging station, or even on-site, is clean.
Porsche recognises the importance of this and through its procurement processes has plans to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions through green energy procurement. The overall aim of the company is to make changes to its value chain to become carbon neutral in 2030, by provoking carbon-neutrality across its battery-electric vehicle (BEV) business.
“We are implementing our clear sustainability strategy in procurement together with our direct suppliers,” says Barbara Frenkel, Member of the Executive Board for Procurement at Porsche AG.
Energy procurement is a sustainable move for EVs
The project involves in-house renewable energy sourcing, but also influencing the company’s nearly 1,300 catalogue of direct suppliers to source renewable energy as contributors to the Porsche production line.
“Procurement is a team sport. We can only achieve our ambitious goals together with our suppliers,” says Frenkel. “We are transforming out of conviction, acting quickly and not waiting for lawmakers to define specifications. The green power requirement for our suppliers is a great example of this.”
“With the use of electricity from renewable energy sources, our partners are supporting our ambition to achieve carbon neutrality.”
Ensuring members of its supply chain are responsible for their emissions is a key task to support Porsche’s overall strategy for a sustainable value chain. The company is selective in who it works with as it operates its EV business in the most lucrative and least impactful way possible.