Guidelines and Brochures
The following guidelines and brochures show the internal requirements which the Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft has defined for the entire Group. They are the basic principles for the collaboration with suppliers.
Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft sustainability report 2016
This report contains information about the sustainability activities of the Volkswagen Group in 2016. Following an introductory chapter identifying the Group’s basic strategic principles, the Economy, Society and Environment chapters illustrate the three central dimensions of sustainability.
For further information please refer to the following link to our sustainability portal:
The concept of sustainability in the Volkswagen Group
Brochure Sustainability in Supplier Relations
Global environmental principles for production
Environmental policy of the Volkswagen Group
Industrial health and safety policy of the Volkswagen Group
Self-assessment questionnaire for suppliers
The joint questionnaire is aimed as a first self-assessment of supplier performance on sustainability topics in areas such as social and environmental sustainability, business conduct and compliance, and supplier management.
Declaration on social rights and industrial relations at Volkswagen
Third party sustainability audits
Since 2013, Volkswagen Group conducts audits, which focus specifically on the topic of sustainability.
These audits are performed by an external service provider and the results are presented to us in a report.
In case that we find gaps between the supplier’s performance and the Volkswagen Group sustainability requirements in its relationship with business partners (Code of Conduct for Business Partners), the supplier is required to hand in a corrective action plan.
During the implementation and realization of the action plan, the supplier and Volkswagen Group stay in permanent exchange.
Please find more information on sustainability at our sustainability portal.
econsense-brochure: Process Steps in Sustainable Supply Chain Management, practical guidelines for companies
More and more businesses are focusing their attention on sustainability and their responsibility to promote social, labour and environmental standards. All compa¬nies must reflect on their responsibility for sustainable supply chain management and consider what steps they must take. The purpose of this brochure is to provide decision makers especially in small companies, as well as persons responsible for implementing company policy, with a guide to sustain¬able supply chain management.