Will Volkswagen's possible $18 billion emissions penalty drive transparency in manufacturing?

By Daniel Kleinman for Forbes

Jan 25, 2016

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Volkswagen, after manufacturing 600,000 “clean diesel” vehicle engines that were not nearly as environmentally friendly as advertised, will likely be heavily penalized. The announcement by the Department of Justice that they have filed federal suit against Volkswagen for violating the Clean Air Act will possibly cost the company as much as $18 billion.

However, the regulation of greenwashing (intentional deceit about poor environmental performance) in the past has been largely ineffective. The Volkswagen case may leave a lasting precedence into how severe the federal government is treating greenwashing, but are Volkswagen’s potential penalties enough to scare firms to stop greenwashing?

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