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  • The goal is to be able to better control supply chains and thus ensure compliance with human rights and environmental protection
  • Joint event of Volkswagen, adidas, Zalando and Deutsche Bahn as part of the Berlin Startupnight
  • About 100 participants from start-ups, social ventures and experts from the participating companies
  • Winner of the hackathon is Open Apparel Industry

For human rights and environmental protection: As part of the Berlin Startupnight on Friday, September 6th, around 100 participants from Volkswagen, adidas, Zalando and Deutscher Bahn as well as five start-ups met for a hackathon at the DRIVE! Volkswagen Group Forum. The aim was to develop digital solutions to make it easier to monitor compliance with human rights and environmental protection along deeply staggered supply chains. The goods and services involved are sourced via such supply chains with up to nine stages in various countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa.

Media contacts

Dr. Günther Scherelis
Spokesperson Environment and Sustainability
Tel. +49 (0) 5361 9-87182
Leslie Bothge
Spokesperson Production / Procurement
Tel. +49 (0) 5361 / 9-21549