German Sustainability Code / UN Global Compact
AUDI AG joined the United Nations Global Compact as an independent company in February 2012. The Company has signed on to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the principles of the International Labour Organization and of the OECD, the principles of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the UN Convention against Corruption.
AUDI AG, as a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, suspended its membership in the UN Global Compact effective November 12, 2015, in light of the diesel issue. AUDI AG is currently clarifying all matters with the UN Global Compact and seeking readmission. Notwithstanding the suspension of membership, we emphasize our commitment to the principles of the UN Global Compact.
In October 2011 the German Council on Sustainable Development (RNE) adopted the German Sustainability Code (DNK) with the goal of increasing the commitment of companies to making their sustainability efforts transparent and comparable. Audi supports the German Sustainability Code and has issued a Declaration of Conformity.