What significance does "sustainability" have for ZF?
Sustainability is an integral part of the Group strategy which shows its high significance. The strategy includes, for example, the goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2040 along the entire value-added chain. This high level of ambition has not resulted out of pressure, but because we are convinced that it is our social responsibility to contribute to sustainable development.
Is sustainability still a USP if all companies are required by law to commit to it?
Legislators worldwide primarily oblige companies to disclose the impacts of their business model on environment and society. However, for us as a company, it is a sign of vision and a sense of responsibility that we do not act only when the law requires us to do so. It is rather our concern to anticipate and meet future expectations of the different stakeholders. We see this as a great opportunity to show that we take it seriously and that we have ambitious, binding goals supported by effective measures. I am sure that we will create a differentiation in this way that the market will register and reward.