Performance incentives and bonus arrangements
Systematically encouraging and recognizing achievements and switching to remuneration systems that allow employees to share in the Company’s success for the long term are important components of our human resources strategy. Universal and uniform criteria for skills development and performance evaluation have been in place at Volkswagen AG since 2010. These apply to the entire workforce – from vocational trainees to senior executives. The criteria are underpinned by concrete incentive systems in the remuneration structure.
Volkswagen AG’s employees covered by collective pay agreements have a remuneration system that comprises three key elements:
- basic pay in the form of a competitive monthly salary;
- a performance-related pay component that recognizes the achievements of each individual employee;
- and the right to a bonus arrangement anchored in the collective pay agreements.
This three-tier remuneration system has proven its worth as a tool for the workforce to participate in the Company’s success.
At the same time, it helps recognize individual achievements and maintain competitiveness. For this reason, it is increasingly becoming standard practice in the Group – at Audi and ŠKODA, as well as at Volkswagen Group of America’s Chattanooga location and Volkswagen de México, among other places.