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For the Volkswagen Group compliance is: Adherence to legal requirements, internal corporate policies, ethical principles, and self-imposed values for the protection of the company and its brands.

A company can only be sustainably successful if it acts with integrity, complies with statutory provisions worldwide and stands by its voluntary undertakings and ethical principles. Compliance must be second nature to all Group employees.

The group wide Code of Conduct is basis for all decisions taken in the company and offers guidance for ethical conduct. Other publications of the Volkswagen Groupoffer further detailed information and advice.

  • The Volkswagen Group Code of Conduct

    The Code of Conduct is a common set of guidelines for all employees in the Volkswagen Group. It helps in complying with existing rules and regulations and offers guidance, advice and support in everyday work situations and decision-making. The focus is on the responsibility of each individual employee to comply with the rules of ethical conduct.

    Volkswagen Group Code of Conduct


  • Code of Conduct for Business Partners

    The Code of Conduct for Business Partners makes clear which standards apply for business partners of the Volkswagen Group.

    Code of Conduct for Business Partners

  • Anti-Corruption at Volkswagen

    There is no place for corruption and bribery at Volkswagen! This is firmly anchored in the Group’s Code of Conduct. You can find further information in the Guideline Anti-Corruption below.

    Volkswagen Guideline Anti-Corruption

  • The Volkswagen Group Whistleblower System

    The Volkswagen whistleblower system is responsible for reports on serious regulatory violations and violations of the law by Group employees. We also value information about possible serious regulatory violations on the basis of concrete evidence from business partners, customers and other third parties.

    Further information regarding this can be found here.

May also be of interest

You can also find content on the topic of compliance in the following publications of the Volkswagen Group.

Compliance in the Annual Report 2021

Compliance in the Sustainability Report 2021

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