Reporting und Issues Management
The greater the significance of sustainability aspects for the alignment of the Group’s strategy, the more important assessment, management and reporting of the topics becomes. Internal and external sustainability reporting plays an important part in the Group’s strategic development – because it facilitates coordination by creating internal transparency and bundling issues. In relations with the various external stakeholder groups, sustainability reports create the basis for dialogue, communication and trust. They also comply with politicians’ growing demands for transparency.
The Audi, MAN, Porsche, Scania and ŠKODA brands prepare their own sustainability reports following the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The other companies provide target group-oriented information on the topic. In 2014 a Group guideline was drawn up to regulate the form and standard of reporting for the Group Sustainability Report, the brands’ sustainability reports and other forms of sustainability reporting, and also the organizational structure and the supply of data and responsibilities for the Group, brands, companies and locations.
Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn (left) and Bernd Osterloh (right) presenting the Group Sustainability Report 2013 in May 2014.