Lack of transparency, non-compliance and a corporate culture that discourages whistle-blowing - qualities that played a role in the Volkswagen emissions scandal. A look back at another case of corporate misconduct in Germany suggests some answers.
Workers at Volkswagen in Germany have won a considerable pay hike. Wages at the world's largest carmaker are in line with the rest of Germany's metalworking sector, as the ECB sees an inflationary upside.
German carmaker Volkswagen has reported record global sales in 2017 after being dogged by the costly emissions cheating scandal. VW made the announcement as it unveiled an updated Jetta model at the Detroit Auto Show.
Revelations that car companies funded studies exposing monkeys and humans to diesel fumes have caused an outcry in Germany. But scientists say the hue and cry has been "overblown" and that such tests are fairly common.
Despite the Dieselgate emissions scandal, the German carmaker says it sold a record number of vehicles last year. But VW's growth in Western Europe was more sluggish than in the rest of the world.
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