Corporate citizenship

The Volkswagen Group lives up to its claim of being the most attractive employer in the automotive industry by getting involved in a wide range of economic, social and cultural activities at its corporate locations.

Volkswagen’s regional attractiveness and strength are manifested in job security on the one hand and quality of living on the other. Education, energy, health and leisure are key areas for creating an attractive environment with a high quality of living. Volkswagen’s long-term commitment to regional economic development and attracting new business, as well as to the automotive industry and automotive research can be seen, for example, in the success of Wolfsburg AG, which celebrated ten years in existence in 2009. Founded as a partnership between Volkswagen AG and the city of Wolfsburg, the joint subsidiary has created a vibrant business environment in the region today as well as new jobs, increasing the attractiveness of the location.

Volkswagen Pro Ehrenamt (Volkswagen supports voluntary work) is a cross-location initiative that Volkswagen set up to support and generate greater awareness of voluntary work. Volkswagen Pro Ehrenamt successfully acts as an interface between voluntary initiatives looking for helpers and relatives of Volkswagen staff eager to become involved in a civic or social capacity.

Volkswagen is also active in school education. Neue Schule Wolfsburg, which was founded as a cooperation between the Company and the city, opened its doors in August 2009 for 125 pupils from first and fifth class. The daily routine for the primary and comprehensive school that is open to all children from the Wolfsburg area is built around five themes: internationality, science & technology, economics, art & culture and encouragement of gifted children. The concept for the school, which was developed by an international committee of experts, is implemented by dedicated teachers in close consultation with industry and science, integrating extracurricular learning centers.

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