Volkswagen: CSR & Sustainability News

Volkswagen is a German automobile manufacturer headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Established in 1937, Volkswagen is the top-selling and namesake marque of the Volkswagen Group, which now includes luxury labels like Audi, Bentley, Bugatti and Porsche.

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California, Feds Reject Volkswagen Recall ‘Fix’

Last week, the California Air Resources Board and the U.S. EPA said "no deal" to Volkswagen's proposal to buy back some of the…
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The VW Scandal Continues: Implications for Corporate Social Responsibility

Volkswagen’s emissions scandal has not only tarnished its own reputation, but also given us a stark lesson in how businesses should (not) approach…
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EPA Drops the Other Shoe On Those Volkswagen Emissions Violations

The Volkswagen emissions scandal keeps growing, as the company fails to reach a recall agreement with the US EPA and gets slapped with…
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Elon Musk, Experts: A Zero-Emissions Vehicle Should Be VW’s ‘Punishment’

Tesla's Elon Musk and an impressive list of other tech leaders are calling for the California Air Resources Board to get creative. They…
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Interactive Map Shows Volkswagen Scandal’s Impact in California

As the Volkswagen emissions scandal continues to unfold, a new interactive map offers a visualization of the environmental effects in California resulting from…
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CSR After the Volkswagen Scandal

In the weeks following the Volkswagen emissions scandal, critics have been queuing up to slam the whole concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR)…
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As Recalls of Volkswagen Cars Begin, Costs Could Climb to $40B

More than 8 million Volkswagen cars will likely be subject to a mandatory recall in Europe, as the fallout from the emissions scandal…
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Volkswagen Injury and Death Stats Significantly Underreported, Say Analysts

Volkswagen is under the microscope again, this time because analysts say the yearly accident stats it gives to the National Highway Transportation Safety…
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VW Emissions Scandal Now Fueling Class-Action Lawsuits

A bevy of lawsuits are already underway over Volkswagen’s admission that the company installed software that allowed 500,000 of its diesel-powered automobiles skirt…
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VW Emissions Scandal Reveals Dirty Side of ‘Clean Diesel’ Brand

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency clamps down on "clean diesel" claims, new tests reveal problems ahead for diesel cars in the European…
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3p Weekend: Your Cheat-Sheet to the VW Emissions Scandal

What exactly is the Volkswagen emissions scandal, and why is it such a big deal? Spend a few minutes consulting our cheat-sheet, and…
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VW Investigated for Falsely Certifying $50 Million in U.S. Tax Breaks

The seat continues to get hotter for VW's top brass. Congressional meetings, investigations and a raid of the automaker's headquarters in Germany have…
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Volkswagen Is Not Alone in Emissions, Performance Problems

Critics are asking why it took the EPA and California Air Resources Board 18 months to tell consumers that they were aware of…
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Volkswagen, Audi Return 2009 & 2010 Green Car of the Year Awards

Volkswagen and Audi agreed to return “Green Car of the Year” awards bestowed upon them in 2009 and 2010 for “clean diesel” models…
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Volkswagen CSR Reports were the Tip-Off, Say Analysts

We invest a lot of faith in companies' CSR programs, especially when they are companies we have known for years. So apparently, does…