Volkswagen to Announce Whistleblower Amnesty Deadline
Volkswagen will announce Thursday a deadline for whistleblowers to come forward with information related to the ongoing diesel scandal without reprisal.
According to the CBC, German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported Wednesday the automaker is working to gather as much information on the scandal as possible by applying more pressure to employees who may have known anything about what happened regarding the rigging of diesel emissions through software.
The proposed deadline for whistleblower amnesty will likely be set for the end of November. VW promises staff who do speak out about their role in the scandal — which came to light in mid-September 2015 when the EPA discovered the aforementioned software-based emissions cheating — will be granted amnesty, while board members and management will be excluded.
The latest announcement on the whistleblower program comes after engineers last week admitted to cheating on carbon dioxide emissions tests in order to appease former parent company CEO Martin Winterkorn and his excessively high goals for so-called clean diesel technology.
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