One of the Volkswagen Group’s primary goals is to maintain and improve its employees’ health, performance and job satisfaction. To realize its mission, occupational safety is systematically integrated in all relevant Group processes in line with standards that are applicable worldwide. By doing so, we are not merely complying with our social obligation, but making a sustainable contribution to boosting our Company’s success. Volkswagen’s occupational safety policy is firmly established throughout the Group and will therefore be driven forward and communicated in the various divisions. For instance, employees from the international locations of all Group brands frequently exchange knowledge and experience and together develop new concepts to improve occupational safety on an ongoing basis. The decline in the number of accidents shows just how effective our occupational safety program is.