"At Volkswagen, we believe in fostering a culture of inclusion where every employee is able to do their best work and feel valued for their contributions.
As we continue to expand and deepen our roots in the diverse American communities where we work and live, we strongly encourage our employees to utilize the diversity of their backgrounds, perspectives, unique talents and experiences to meet the diverse requirements of business partners and customers in order to drive our business forward."
President and CEO
Volkswagen Group of America
Becoming a Leader in Diversity and Inclusion
At Volkswagen Group of America, our goal is to be recognized as a top company for diversity and inclusion practices. Part of our diversity effort involves partnering with organizations such as the National Urban League and the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers.
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion supports our overall goal to become one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work for in America by 2018, as well as a Top 50 Company for Diversity. Volkswagen Group of America has already received multiple awards and recognition for our efforts, including:
First automotive company to sign the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealer’s “15% Formula for Success,” committing to improve the percentage of majority ownership that ethnic minorities have in new car dealerships.
100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for the past six years.
Impact Award from Tennessee Minority Supplier Development Council for 2012 Corporation of the Year.
2012 National Association of Minority Automobile Dealer’s Woman of the Year: Machelle Williams, general manager of Diversity and CSR, Volkswagen Group of America.
Established a robust Supplier Diversity program and achieved the 10 percent target for inclusion of women and ethnic minorities in our supplier network.
52 percent of corporate giving in 2012 was designated to organizations that benefit underserved communities.