For us, integrity means taking a stance. Integrity acts as an inner compass to do the right thing out of our own conviction – regardless of economic or social pressure. To provide guidance and support, integrity is firmly anchored in our processes and decisions. In this way, we assume responsibility and take a stance. This strengthens our trustworthiness and makes us even more attractive to our investors, customers and employees.
We are convinced that we can only be sustainably successful as a company if we all act with integrity and in compliance with the rules. That's why we have made integrity and compliance a key element of our corporate strategy and selected it as one of six focus topics of our sustainability program.
We are aware that violations of laws, rules and regulations have consequences. This is another reason why we want to be a role model in this area. We have set out the ethical basis for our actions in our Code of Conduct and in the Volkswagen Group Essentials, our corporate principles. We live our corporate values, principles and rules. We promote trusting, sincere and fair cooperation in order to assume responsibility and protect the company and its employees with clear rules and clear attitudes.