Indicators and Goals

PERSONNEL INDICATORS

As at 31 December 2014, the Volkswagen Group, including the Chinese joint ventures, had 592,586 employees, 3.5% more than at the end of the 2013 financial year. Major factors in this rise were new hirings in growth markets, in particular in China, and the employment of specialists and experts, not least in Germany. The distribution of Group employees between Germany and outside Germany remained virtually unchanged over the past year: as at the end of 2014, 45.7% of employees worked in Germany on the reporting date.

Number of employees in the Volkswagen Group by segment

Total workforce of the Volkswagen Group

Number of employees in the Volkswagen Group by type of work

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  2014   2013   2012   2011   2010  

Production workers
273,418 265,474 258,685 246,071 207,391
Non-production workers 300,709 289,623 274,364 240,864 181,445
Apprentices 18,459 17,703 16,714 15,021 10,545
Total workforce 592,586 572,800 549,763 501,956 399,381
of whom active employees 566,998 545,596 525,245 482,447 384,058
of whom in passive phased retirement 7,129 9,501 7,804 4,488 4,778

Number of employees in the Volkswagen Group by region

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  2014   2013   2012   2011   2010  

Europe
438,631 424,964 410,427 378,030 290,159
The Americas 59,790 61,796 63,193 58,072 54,571
Africa 6,330 6,356 6,461 6,602 6,546
Asia 86,752 78,672 68,704 58,540 47,607
Australia 1,083 1,012 978 712 498
Total 592,586 572,800 549,763 501,956 399,381
of whom temporary staff 15,161 17,419 24,914 28,342 21,119
of whom permanent staff 577,425 555,381 524,849 473,614 378,262

Female employees in the Volkswagen Group* in %

* From 2011 incl. Scania.
From 2013 incl. MAN and Porsche.

Proportion of women in the Volkswagen Group IN Germany*

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  2014   2013  

Total apprentices
28.2 27.4
Industrial apprentices 21.8 21.4
Commercial apprentices 56.2 53.2
Students on “dual system” courses 32.1 31.4
Total management 10.2 9.8
University graduates recruited** 30.9 35.3

* Excl. Scania, MAN and Porsche.
** Volkswagen AG.

One of the Company’s goals is to continue to increase the proportion of women from 15.7% across the Group, especially in management. In the reporting year, the proportion of women in management roles in the Volkswagen Group in Germany was increased to 8.3% among senior management and 11.7% in management, while among top management the proportion rose from 4.8% in 2013 to 5.7% in the reporting year (situation at year end, excluding Scania, MAN and Porsche).

Apprentices in the Volkswagen Group in Germany in %

Level of qualifications in the Volkswagen Group* in %

* Excl. Scania and MAN.
From 2014 incl. MAN.

Due to its targeted recruitment measures, the Volkswagen Group employs a large proportion of well qualified employees. Some 97% of employees hold some form of qualification.

Volkswagen AG: average age

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  2014   2013   2012   2011   2010  

Women
38.4 38.3 38.0 37.8 37.9
Men 43.6 43.7 43.4 43.1 43.2
Total ­­Volks­wa­gen AG 42.8 42.9 42.6 42.3 42.4

Since 2009, the average age at Volkswagen AG has been relatively constant, which is a sign of a healthy balance between recruitment of employees on completion of their vocational education and training and retirement of long-serving employees.

Volkswagen AG: employee turnover* in %

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  2014   2013   2012   2011   2010  

Total
0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5
Women 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.4
Men 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5

* Not incl. age-related turnover.

The employee turnover rate indicates the percentage of employees that leave the Company in the course of a year. As the chart shows, there is a very high level of stability in the Volkswagen workforce.

Volkswagen AG: average period of employment

Absenteeism – cumulative values*
in %

* Production locations with over 1,000 employees, not incl. Scania, MAN, Ducati, Shanghai Volkswagen Powertrain and Volkswagen Automatic Transmission, from 2014 incl. Porsche.

Low absenteeism calls for increased availability of diagnostic and screening measures. Absenteeism is calculated using the formula: number of days lost to illness or accident multiplied by 100, divided by total possible days’ attendance in the relevant period.

Volkswagen AG: parental leave

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  2014   2013   2012   2011   2010  

Total
2,259 1,822 1,586 1,367 1,150
Women 601 537 472 406 351
Men 1,658 1,285 1,114 961 799

Employee opinion survey in the Volkswagen Group Level of participation in %

Employee opinion survey in the Volkswagen Group Employee satisfaction index  

The annual employee opinion survey (“Stimmungsbarometer”), introduced in 2008, is an established standardized Group-wide tool designed to assess employee satisfaction, eliminate errors and improve work processes. Its acceptance and level of participation are at a constant high level.

Age structure of the Volkswagen Group  in %

Foreign Service Employees within the Volkswagen Group*  

* From 2013 also including MAN, Scania, Porsche AG, Ducati and Porsche Holding.

Accident indexes Group* 

Accident severity Group*     

* Production locations not incl. Scania, from 2014 incl. MAN. In line with the harmonization of the data basis within the Group, calculation of the coverage rate of the Group’s production locations for 2014 has been adjusted and extended. The coverage rate for accident indexes for the year is 69.1%.

The accident frequency index is an indication of the frequency with which accidents at work occurred in relation to the total number of hours worked. The formula for calculating the index is: number of occupational accidents, multiplied by 1 million, divided by the number of hours worked.
The accident severity index indicates how serious the accidents are by relating the total number of working days lost to the number of hours worked. The formula for calculating the index is: number of working days lost, multiplied by 1 million, divided by the number of hours worked multiplied by ten.
The number of occupational accidents, the accident frequency index and the accident severity index have risen in the Volkswagen Group. This is primarily due to the integration of a new company into the Group.
The greatest improvements in accident frequency were achieved at Volkswagen do Brasil (Anchieta, Curitiba, Taubaté) and SEAT (Barcelona, Martorell).
In 2014, one employee of the Volkswagen Group died as a result of an occupational accident.

Apprentices within the Volkswagen Group 

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December 2014   Total   Germany   International  

­­Volks­wa­gen Passenger Cars
6,692 5,390 1,302
Audi 2,647 2,521 126
ŠKODA 889 6 883
Porsche 632 611 21
SEAT 168 0 168
Bentley 95 0 95
Others 2,153 1,152 1,001
Automotive Division 13,276 9,680 3,596
MAN 3,312 2,341 971
Scania 702 0 702
­­Volks­wa­gen Commercial Vehicles 993 736 257
Commercial Vehicles/Power Engineering Division 5,007 3,077 1,930
Financial Services Division 176 147 29
Group 18,459 12,904 5,555