The Volkswagen Group Sustainability Report 2018
For the second time, this Group Sustainability Report 2018 includes a combined separate nonfinancial report that complies with sections 289b para. 3 and 315b para. 3 of the Handelsgesetzbuch (HGB – German Commercial Code). The nonfinancial report serves to meet the disclosure requirements of the CSR-Richtlinie-Umsetzungsgesetz (CSR-RUG – German CSR Directive Implementation Act). Essentially, the nonfinancial report comprises information on the aspects employee matters, environmental matters, social matters, customer matters, respect for human rights as well as combating corruption and bribery. All text passages, tables and graphics in the Group Sustainability Report that form part of the nonfinancial report are marked with a background color.
In terms of content, the Group Sustainability Report was prepared in compliance with the GRI Standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), applying the “Comprehensive” option. At the same time, the GRI Content Index shows how we are implementing the requirements of the United Nations Global Compact (UN GC) and are using as guidance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the criteria of the German Sustainability Code (DNK).
As of May 14, 2019, the Group Sustainability Report 2018 will be supplemented by a detailed description of the sustainability activities of our brands and regions and of the Volkswagen Group's CSR projects. This additional information from our brands and regions does not form part of the nonfinancial report.
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