On Tuesday 27 April, VfL managing director Jörg Schmadtke visited the Volkswagen Group's crisis management team accompanied by Maximilian Arnold. Also present was Heiko Wehe, who is head of VfL.Med and responsible for hygiene at the Wolves.
A look behind the scenes
“It was very interesting,” said Schmadtke. “This visit has given me an even more comprehensive view of the issue of security. Seeing how much Volkswagen cares about the safety of its employees at home and abroad gives you a good feeling for future trips.”
At conferences with safety organisations across the world, a joint approach was coordinated, experiences were exchanged, and examples of best practice were shared. “Our aim is to always be a small step ahead of the virus and to take the necessary measures,” said Michael Schmidt, head of safety at the Volkswagen Group.
“It’s impressive to see the enormous effort Volkswagen makes to ensure the well-being of its employees,” said Arnold. “Obviously, it’s great that we also benefit from that at VfL Wolfsburg.” After a final visit to the situation centre, the midfielder presented the crisis team employees with a VfL shirt with his number 27 on the back.