"The trust of customers and stakeholders in our Company and its products is our most valuable asset. We can only strengthen public trust and protect the Volkswagen Group, its employees and our environment by conducting ourselves with integrity and honesty. That includes being familiar with the applicable statutory regulations and internal rules, and complying with them.

The Code of Conduct is the basis for our actions.

Our Group is very diverse: today, twelve brands from seven European countries, some 664,000 employees, 123 production sites and customers in over 150 countries are all part of the Group world. Irrespective of the differences between us, our origins, our tasks and our responsibilities, we all share responsibility for our company's success and our contribution to sustainable development through our conduct and our actions. Our shared values determine how we work, how we make decisions, and how we interact with one another and all living creatures."

Dr. Herbert Diess
Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG