• VWSA honoured with the SJM Flex Environment Award
  • The company has won this award for the seventh time
Uitenhage – Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) was honoured for their continuous efforts to protect the environment at the 2020 Exporters Eastern Cape Awards.

The virtual awards ceremony was held on Friday 14 August to give recognition to the province’s leading exporters.

VWSA walked away with the SJM Flex Environmental award, which is awarded in recognition of ISO 14001-accredited exporters who pursue excellence in environmental management. This award marks the seventh time VWSA has received this prestigious award.

In addition to this award, VWSA was also recognised with a merit award in the Best Exporter: OEM category.

“These awards are a feather in the cap for Volkswagen,” said Jens Bruecker, Director for Production and Logistics at Volkswagen Group South Africa. “We had a strong year in 2019, achieving an all-time annual production record and a market share of 23,4% for VWSA’s brands – all while keeping our responsibility to the environment top of mind.

“We remain committed to manufacturing vehicles for the local and export markets in a way that is environmentally responsible, to the benefit of the Eastern Cape region. Adding these awards to our achievements is proof that we are on the right path in terms of sustainable local manufacturing that strengthens the economy.”

Exporters Eastern Cape has been operating in the Eastern Cape for 40 years ago and is aimed at organisations involved in exporting, either directly or indirectly, and for organisations with an interest in exporting. These organisations represent industries such as automotive, pharmaceutical, agriculture and services.

The judges for the Exporters Eastern Cape Awards come from varying backgrounds and sectors.