The monitoring is scheduled until June 2020. What is Volkswagen like today, and what is the timetable until 2020?
In the last few months, we have reached some important milestones, collected a lot of material and organized discussions for the monitor. At the end of March 2018, the Independent Compliance Monitor issued its initial review report, and the Group had to implement its recommendations in just 150 days. The recommendations from the second report, the first follow-up report from February 8, must be implemented within a period of only 120 days. These reports are confidential and will not be published. At the same time, Thompson’s team produced a second report in August 2018, which evaluates us in terms of compliance and the environment. This can also be viewed online via a link on the corporate website. And we’re preparing for the second auditor report of the Independent Compliance Auditor, which will be published in August 2019.
There is still much to do and much to achieve. But above all, we see monitoring as an opportunity, and will draw the right conclusions for the future viability of the Group. We are convinced that the Monitor’s recommendations will help us make Volkswagen an even better, more ethical company.