Award by World Forum for Ethics in Business for responsible action in the environmental and social fields
Wolfsburg, 18 December 2012 – The Volkswagen Group has once again received an award for its extensive activities in the field of sustainability and corporate social responsibility. The World Forum for Ethics in Business honored the achievements of the Group with the Ethics in Business Award 2012 in the category “Outstanding Corporation”.
The Board of Directors of the Forum honored the sustained efforts of Volkswagen in the fields of environmental management and corporate social responsibility. The Board also took into account the inclusion of Volkswagen in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability World index and its third place in the Sustainalytics DAX 30 rating.
The World Forum for Ethics said that the reason for the award was the leadership of Volkswagen in the assumption of corporate social responsibility and the implementation of outstanding and innovative projects. The Forum also underlined that the Group made a positive contribution to society in many areas and set an example of universal values such as integrity, responsibility and respect for people and the environment through its various environmental and health projects.
The Ethics in Business Award is presented by the World Forum for Ethics in Business every two years to honor people and companies who represent values and ethics in business. The award was made for the first time in 2006. The World Forum for Ethics in Business organizes regular events such as the International Leadership Symposium on Ethics in Business and the World Youth Forum and sees itself as a platform for global dialog on corporate governance.