The Volkswagen Group initiates voluntary projects around the world, or contributes its own resources to voluntary projects. In the reporting year, for the first time, the Group used a specially developed list of criteria to record and classify these voluntary projects. In terms of both content and geographical scope, the Volkswagen Group’s 12 brands, various companies and different regions are involved in an impressively diverse range of projects. It is clear that not all project descriptions can reasonably be expected to meet identical standards of quality right from the start. Furthermore, in some cases, a single project heading may conceal a large number of separate subprojects, which are then described in detail on the individual brand portals. We have no doubt that project descriptions will steadily become more informative in future years.