All volkswagen articles

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    Analysis: VW ‘deliberately immoral’ ruling pushes governance lessons

    2020-05-29T18:13:00Z

    A look at a recent court case against car manufacturer Volkswagen once again places the company in the spotlight but, perhaps more importantly, offers some lessons in how to live up to shareholder expectations of good governance that protects their investment.

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    Compliance 2020: A timeline

    2020-01-02T14:03:00Z

    Compliance Week looks back at two decades of scandals, enforcement actions, and regulatory policies (2000-2019) that shaped the compliance function we see today.

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    Volvo becomes latest to join Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network

    2019-11-06T17:51:00Z

    The Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network announced its digital supply chain for cobalt has moved beyond pilot phase and is progressing toward use in live production computing environments from spring 2020, just as Volvo joins as its newest member.

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    More VW execs charged in emissions scandal; Daimler fined $960M

    2019-09-24T20:52:00Z

    German prosecutors have charged two current Volkswagen executives and its former CEO for alleged market manipulation practices relating to its emissions-cheating scandal. In a separate action, Daimler was fined $960 million, also related to emissions cheating.

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    Stephanie Davis: The culture converter

    2019-05-07T12:53:00Z

    Leading a team effort to weather the scandal caused by “Dieselgate” is just part of the path forward envisioned by Volkswagen Group of America Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer Stephanie Davis. 

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    Former VW boss charged over emissions scandal in Germany

    2019-04-16T20:55:00Z

    German prosecutors have filed aggravated fraud charges against Martin Winterkorn, the former chief executive of Volkswagen, and four other unnamed managers for their involvement in the emissions-cheating scandal.

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    SEC charges Volkswagen in emissions-cheating scandal

    2019-03-15T19:30:00Z

    The SEC has charged Volkswagen, two of its subsidiaries, and its former CEO, Martin Winterkorn, with defrauding U.S. investors by making deceptive claims about the environmental impact of the company’s “clean diesel” fleet.

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    Fiat Chrysler vs. Volkswagen: A tale of two emissions cheaters

    2019-01-28T11:15:00Z

    Compliance officers and corporate defense teams in the automaker industry should review carefully the consent decrees of Fiat Chrysler and Volkswagen for key insight into the sort of compliance obligations the government will expect moving forward as emissions-cheating investigations continue to unfold.

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    Fiat Chrysler to pay $305M civil penalty in emissions-cheating case

    2019-01-16T13:30:00Z

    Fiat Chrysler will pay a civil penalty of $305 million to settle claims of cheating emission tests and failing to disclose unlawful defeat devices, the Department of Justice announced on Jan. 10.

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    IAV to pay $35M in emissions-cheating scandal

    2018-12-28T13:30:00Z

    IAV GmbH, a German company that engineers and designs automotive systems, will pay a $35 million criminal fine for its role in a long-running emissions-cheating scandal concerning Volkswagen, the Department of Justice announced.

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    Shareholders seeking $10.6 billion from VW over emissions disclosure

    2018-09-13T11:15:00Z

    Shareholders seeking damages worth €9.2 billion (U.S. $10.6 billion) have taken German car giant Volkswagen to court in Germany for failing to inform them fully of the financial impact that the emissions cheating scandal would have on the company’s share price.

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    German authorities fine Volkswagen $1.2B for emissions-cheating scandal

    2018-06-13T14:45:00Z

    German authorities on Wednesday fined Volkswagen a total of €1 billion (U.S. $1.2 billion) resulting from the company’s long-running emissions-cheating scandal.

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    Creating culture from the ashes of scandal

    2018-05-22T15:45:00Z

    At Compliance Week 2018 on Tuesday, Hiltrud Werner, head of integrity and legal affairs at Volkswagen Group, spoke of how VW is recovering from a recent scandal and trying to emerge a stronger, better company from lessons learned.

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    What signal will Germany send on VW?

    2018-05-07T08:30:00Z

    What effect will the U.S. indictment of former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn have on German prosecutors? Will Germany have the desire to indict and try the former head of the world’s largest auto manufacturer and pride of Germany?

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    Ex-Volkswagen CEO indicted over emissions-cheating scandal

    2018-05-04T11:45:00Z

    An indictment, unsealed Thursday, charges former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn with conspiracy and wire fraud relating to the company’s long-running emissions-cheating scandal.

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    Ex-Volkswagen executive gets 7 years in emissions cheating case

    2017-12-07T11:00:00Z

    Oliver Schmidt, the former general manager of Volkswagen AG’s U.S. Environment and Engineering Office, has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to his role in the company’s long-running emissions cheating scandal.

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    German automakers raided in antitrust probe

    2017-10-24T13:15:00Z

    The European Commission this week confirmed that European antitrust authorities have carried out inspections at the premises of several car manufacturers in Germany.

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    The Lakers, KPMG, and Shkreli

    2017-08-21T15:30:00Z

    In case you missed it this week, the LA Lakers are under fire for potential tampering, KPMG coughs up $6m to the SEC, and pharma-bro Shkreli is having a rough time finding anyone who doesn’t hate him.

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    New twist in the Volkswagen investigation

    2017-07-24T14:00:00Z

    In one of the more interesting and recent twists to the emissions-cheating scandal, Volkswagen has accused a group of fellow German car manufacturers of collusion over the diesel engine scandal, now almost two years old.

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    Auto industry choking on its own fumes

    2017-06-13T11:00:00Z

    Volkswagen gets all the stick for being a problem child of the auto industry, but plenty of automakers have compliance issues of their own. A look at some key auto maker probes is inside.