Volkswagen group

About Volkswagen Group

The Volkswagen Group, with its headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, is one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe.

Volkswagen Group statement of support:

To ensure worldwide integration of the “Sustainability in supplier relations” concept into all the Group’s brands and regions, Volkswagen again held an international regional meeting in 2012. Some 30 representatives from the global procurement regions met in Wolfsburg, not least to share examples of best practice. Specific amendments to the concept were decided on the basis of this international dialogue.

All the concept’s structures and modules are regularly reviewed – e.g. in exchanges with other organisations and companies, for example the Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business (econsense), the German Automobile Industry Association (VDA), the Extractive Industries Transparencies Initiative (EITI) or the European Automotive Working Group on Supply Chain Sustainability (CSR Europe).

Engagement with the EITI

The Volkswagen Group hosted a meeting with Peter Eigen (former Chair of the EITI) and the UN Global Advisory Group in Wolfsburg in spring 2013.

Financial contribution to the international management of the EITI*

Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft contributed USD  60,000 in 2018.


Prof. Dr. Gerhard Prätorius