About the S-Rating
The Sustainability Rating (S-Rating) assesses our suppliers’ sustainability performances. The basis for the S-Rating is the Code of Conduct for Business Partners . The S-Rating is determined by the score in the Sustainability Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ). Additionally, the result of an On-Site Check is considered, if it was performed at your site. The rating is determined site-based and is valid for sites with a headcount of 10 or more. Company sites with less than 10 employees can get an exception from the S-Rating. The required steps are explained here.
Additionally, independent of the check with the SAQ and On-Site Check, a so-called Business Partner Due Diligence check (BPDD) is required for selected suppliers. The BPDD is an anti-corruption and integrity check. It is only required if you receive respective information directly from Volkswagen Group.
In general a positive S-Rating is required for doing business with Volkswagen Group including its brands and regions. All entities of Volkswagen Group follow the same S-Rating process.
A video on the process and additional information can also be found on Audi‘s webpage .
The S-Rating is relevant for all suppliers, especially for those that have a production site and/or supply machinery or tools as well as for suppliers from the areas of transport, logistics, chemicals and recycling services. If you are not sure whether the S-Rating is relevant for your company site, please contact us via email@example.com.