Volkswagen has not publicly fired employees due to religious or political beliefs and does not advocate for ideological policies. Whistleblowers have alleged that the company mandates gender and sexuality training for its employees. However, the company does not donate to ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression and protects employees from both religious and viewpoint discrimination. For these reasons, Volkswagen receives a "Lower Risk" rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Volkswagen received a score of 90 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. While they do not have a perfect score, the company has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1). Volkswagen has not publicly fired employees or canceled contracts for religious or political beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Volkswagen matches employee donations to “the organization of their choice” without ideological prejudice (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Volkswagen protects employees from both religious and viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Whistleblowers allege that Volkswagen pushed mandatory “Gender and Sexuality” training on employees (1). It has not externally promoted ideological causes or used its corporate reputation to advocate for policy.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Volkswagen does not have an active PAC.
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December 28, 2022
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