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Audi’s CEO, Rupert Stadler, today said that ethics will be a top priority at the company going forward, pledging full transparency following the dieselgate scandal.
Promising to eliminate any misconduct at Audi’s Annual General Meeting today, Stadler said that he would make law and ethics “the ultimate benchmark” at Audi, adding that “we will continue until the job is done.”
Stadler has been Audi’s CEO since 2007 and yesterday won another five-year contract as the automaker’s CEO.
His return comes despite criticism of the way he handled the dieselgate scandal, having first denied Audi’s involvement in the scandal.
It is a tumultuous time at Audi, as internal pressure to save German jobs meets flagging sales in China and, as a result, falling sales worldwide as compared to last year.
The CEO will have his work cut out for him if he wants to balance all of that alongside an electric push that is being handed down by the Volkswagen Group.