The Volkswagen case and the ethics of large companies

The unfolding of the anti-pollution controls fraud practiced by Volkswagen in the United States raised a series of questions and controversies. Who initiated and covered the cheating? Although the CEO and several other senior officials in the company have resigned or been sent out, there are still obscure points.

Most important owner of VW, with 20% of shares giving it a right of veto in the direction of the firm, the State of Lower Saxony (one of the 16 states of Germany), did not know anything, as declared by the Minister of Economy of the State (Lander).

Source: Uol Notícias (30/09).

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