Webinars on sustainability
ŠKODA’s authorised network employees are trained online
ast year, due to the anti-epidemic measures, it was not possible to organise the traditional, in-person environmental training of our dealers. It has taken place several times a year since 2012 and was attended by more than 200 experts from the sales and service network in the Czech Republic. “Because the overall situation hadn’t improved, we decided to create our new online education system with 90-minute webinars. This timeframe allowed us to effectively pass on information and expertise related to the topic; in addition, we had space for practical examples with a minimal risk of losing the participants’ attention”, says František Pelech from VAD – Business Development After Sales. Thanks to the maximum number of 10 participants at every session, personal interaction with the lecturer and space for discussion among those present were preserved. The course participants did not have to travel to our training centre, which saved us time and money.
Our webinars for the dealer network have eliminated the need to travel to our training centres and reduced our environmental footprint associated with training.
Pilot online training
“We completed our pilot GreenRetail webinar on energy management in early autumn and launched our first training sessions in November”, continues Pelech. Our training primarily focuses on working with available data on energy consumption, its evaluation and subsequent identification of the difference between energy demand and consumption. So far, a total of three courses have taken place. The VAD team is currently completing its follow-up second webinar, in which it will focus on energy consumption from the point of view of setting up technologies in the dealerships that are used every day. The summary of every chapter will then provide recommendations for effective and low-cost operation optimisation. Our goal is to offer a total of five online training sessions to our authorised sales and service network by the end of this year. Our training sessions will fully cover the areas of effective energy and water management and responsible waste and chemical management. All the webinars are held in several world languages, so that the carmaker can provide its training abroad as well. ED
Our webinars complement the existing GreenRetail e-Learning. It aims to acquaint the employees of ŠKODA’s sales and service partners with the basic requirements and standards in the field of environmental protection and sustainable development. ŠKODA AUTO was recently entrusted with managing the Group’s working group, which will, as part of Sustainability@Retail, help to harmonise the educational activities of the Group’s individual brands for the sustainable development of the authorised sales and service network.
Calculator monitoring emissions in logistics
An online tool helps the brand’s logistics track its environmental impact
t is called KALOGEMIS (CAlculator of LOgistics EMissions), and it is a simple online tool in which the type of vehicle, transported material and transport distance are entered. Based on this data, the user obtains instantaneous CO2 emission values concerning their specific trip. ŠKODA is the only brand in the VW Group to have developed its own CO2 calculator for its needs. “The carmaker thinks about all its processes in a way that is sustainable and considers its carbon footprint. Its logistics is no exception. Thanks to our calculator, we can better balance our emissions, take into account their impact on the environment when planning our processes and compare various transport concepts”, says David Strnad, Head of PL – Brand Logistics.
tonnes of CO2 saved by logistics in 2020
Logins to KALOGEMIS every year
The application is the joint work of development between the carmaker and the Jan Perner Transport Faculty at the University of Pardubice. The project works have been ongoing since 2017, and the tool is constantly evolving and tailored to the PL department’s needs. KALOGEMIS is also used in areas where ŠKODA AUTO operates abroad. In India, for example, it has been in full operation since January. In the future, our colleagues in Russia and China should see their calculators as well.
KALOGEMIS is one of numerous projects through which Brand Logistics works to execute the Green Future strategy. Among other things, through its Logistics Academy, it organises a few seminars and training sessions with experts in the area of emission reductions. ED