Volkswagen Group UK celebrates Gold achievement

Volkswagen Group UK has become the first automotive company to receive the Inclusive Employers Standard Gold award, recognising its commitment to diversity, equality and inclusivity.

Volkswagen Group UK joined Inclusive Employers in February 2020, and in 2021 achieved Silver Standard.

Since then it has worked tirelessly to embed workplace inclusion, and in becoming one of only four per cent of companies which undergo the assessment to achieve the Gold standard, it was praised for its robust data collection and analysis, exemplary approach to communications, active Employee Network Groups, DE&I-related training and policies, and for hitting gender targets ahead of schedule.

Volkswagen Group UK’s managing director Alex Smith said: “I’m delighted to receive this recognition from Inclusive Employers on behalf of the whole organisation, and grateful for the support and constructive feedback they have given us since we achieved the Silver Standard three years ago. Their advice has helped to shape our activities, driven our focus on DE&I, and accelerated our journey.”