The executive council of the AFL-CIO, at the request of the United Auto Workers, has challenged Volkswagen AG’s management to live up to its stated corporate principles.
“The diesel emissions scandal at Volkswagen has called into question the principles the company has touted: environmental protection, sustainability and social responsibility. The damage done by the deception perpetrated on its customers will take a long time to heal,” the AFL-CIO noted in a statement.
“To regain the trust of its stakeholders,” the statement continued. “Volkswagen must make corporate social responsibility more than just a slogan and a public relations strategy. (more…)