The minimum safeguards consist of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the Fundamental Conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International Bill of Human Rights. Below, we describe the main analyses we used to examine whether the minimum safeguards are adhered to.
The Volkswagen Group has 120 production sites in 83 countries, including those of the Chinese joint ventures. We conducted human rights risk assessments for 782 controlled Group companies worldwide; this included all sites that were also examined under the DNSH criteria.
For the risks identified in the analysis, the companies received risk-specific measures to be implemented by the end of 2021.