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Policy

The Volkswagen Group has made a commitment to sustainable, transparent and responsible management. In line with the recommendations of the German Corporate Governance Code, we practice Group-wide sustainability coordination and forward-looking risk management and ensure a clear framework for the future-oriented handling of environmental issues, responsibility towards our employees and social engagement by our brands and in the various regions.

Voluntary undertakings and principles that apply across the Group form the basis and backbone of our strategic sustainability objectives.

These include the following:

Sustainability Model

Sustainability Model (German)
2002-12-31

Stakeholder Guidelines

UN Declaration of Human Rights
1948-12-10
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
1966-12-19
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
1966-12-19
Tripartite Declaration of Principles
1977-11-01
“Agenda 21” on Sustainable Development (Rio 1992)
1992-06-01
Convention on Combating Brobery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions
1997-12-17
ILO Declaration on Fund Principles and Rights at Work and its Follow-up
1998-06-18
UN Global Compact – 10 Principles
1999-06-01
Diversity Charter
2007-05-31
European Convention on Human Rights
2010-06-01
OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
2011-05-25
German Corporate Governance Code
2015-05-05
The EITI Standard 2016
2016-02-23
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
2016-06-01
The Sustainability Code Benchmarking Sustainable Economy
2016-06-01

Corporate Guidelines

Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
2017-06-15
Partner-like Conduct at the workplace
2007-01-01
Environmental Principles Products
2008-12-01
Mission Statement Biological Diversity
2008-12-31
Charter on Labour Relations
2009-10-29
Volkswagen's Environmental Policy
2010-06-01
Occupational Safety Policy
2010-12-31
Declaration on Social Rights
2012-05-11
Charter on Temporary Work
2012-11-30
Environmental Group Principles production plants
2012-06-01
Sustainability in Supplier Relations
2014-12-31
Charter on Vocational Training (German)
2015-06-05
Code of Conduct
2017-10-01
Principles and Guidelines for Political Lobbying
2016-08-31
Tax and duty policy: summary
2015-12-31
Deaclaration on the Protection of Biological Diversity (German)
2015-12-31
Conflict Resources Policy
2016-12-31
Code of Conduct for Business Partners
2016-04-30
Anticorruption Guideline (German)
2016-01-31