Ombudsmen System & Vigil Mechanism Committee

The Volkswagen Group follows a stringent ethical system worldwide in order to create a secure environment where matters concerning corruption, fraud, violation of policies and conflict of interest can be appropriately addressed. Corruption / fraud can harm our company, the Volkswagen Group and its employees. The Volkswagen Group has therefore set up an Anti–Corruption System to maintain the core ethics of the Group.

In order to facilitate a platform to come forward and report genuine concerns and fight corruption, two highly respected lawyers act as independent Ombudsmen for the entire Volkswagen Group and can be contacted for reporting any information / concerns pertaining to Corruption related topics within the Group. All the information provided to the Ombudsmen is treated in the strictest confidence and the identity of anyone disclosing the information is also kept strictly anonymous.