What exactly does your current role at Volkswagen involve?
I have been at Volkswagen since November 2017 and work in the Central Investigation Office in Wolfsburg. Employees can report misconduct there. When we receive a report, we check whether there has been a specific violation of the rules and, if so, what kind. What happens
next depends on the outcome of this evaluation. Protecting informants and the individuals in question is very important to us. For example, employees have the option to submit their reports anonymously. People being reported who have not demonstrably broken any rules are supported in getting back on their feet. As a rule, the number of people who are informed about these reports is always kept to a minimum.