Policies and Statements

 

Modern Slavery Act

As a business, VWGUK has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery and this is enshrined as one of the core principles of its purchasing policy. This is our second statement pursuant to the Act and represents our work completed with the financial year which ended 31 December 2017. This statement also incorporates the statement of VWAG, which sets out the global Volkswagen group’s approach, processes and principles to combat slavery and human trafficking. The VWAG statement is a global statement which is updated annually. Where applicable, VWGUK has adopted these or similar processes in its operations in the UK.

For the latest version of the VWAG statement, please see here:

 

 

Our ​Code of Conduct

The trust of customers and stakeholders in our Company and its products is our most precious asset. We therefore have a shared responsibility to live up to this trust every day by conducting ourselves with honesty and integrity.

A new, expanded version of the Volkswagen Group Code of Conduct is now available to download.

 

 

Gender Pay Gap

At Volkswagen Group we believe in job opportunities for everyone. We’re committed to building a diverse team and celebrating all the creativity, innovation and bright ideas this brings. It’s all about attracting and retaining the best people for the job,
and we’ve taken significant steps to drive a more gender balanced workforce at every level, and continue to do so.This report details our 2018 results and our drive towards reducing our gender pay gap.

 

Battery Recycling

All battery producers in the UK are required to be registered with the Government as part of an EU-wide initiative to increase battery collection/recycling and completely prohibit the landfill/incineration of automotive and industrial batteries. Volkswagen Group UK Ltd is registered as a Producer of Batteries under Registration Number BPRN00504.

Automotive batteries

As a producer of automotive batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, we Audi are obliged to collect, free of charge and within a reasonable time, waste automotive batteries for treatment and recycling from final holders e.g. garages, scrap yards, end-of-life vehicle Authorised Treatment Facilities, Civic Amenity Sites, etc. We are required to do this in any calendar year we place new automotive batteries on the market.

If you require us to take back any automotive batteries, please contact us at environment@vwg.co.uk We will agree the necessary arrangements for the collection, proper treatment and recycling of the waste automotive batteries.

Industrial Batteries

As a producer of industrial batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, we Audi produce NiMH, Li-Ion and lead-acid industrial batteries. We are obliged to take back free of charge, waste industrial batteries supplied to an end user for treatment and recycling. We are required to do this in any calendar year we place new industrial batteries on the market. If any of our customers or in certain cases other end users, require us to take back Industrial batteries, they should contact us at environment@vwg.co.uk. We will agree the necessary arrangements for the return, proper treatment and recycling of the waste industrial batteries.

Volkswagen Group UK Ltd manage their producer compliance obligations through Clarity. www.clarity.eu.com

To find your nearest portable battery disposal facility and find out more about the benefits of battery recycling, please visit www.recycle-more.co.uk

End of Life Vehicles

Volkswagen Group United Kingdom has partnered with Autogreen (Rewarding Recycling) to provide a Government-approved national network of take back points and certified dismantling companies. The Rewarding Recycling process will ensure that your vehicle is disposed of in a responsible and lawful manner, and that all necessary paperwork is completed in accordance with UK legislation and that all of this is fully auditable route for compliant vehicle disposal.

To find your nearest Volkswagen Group-appointed recycling facility or to arrange collection, please call 08005422002 or visit www.rewardingrecycling.co.uk

 

Previous Gender Pay Gap Reports