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Join, check in, get active: Audi is starting Environment Week for 87,000 employees

Peter Kössler, Member of the Board of Management for Production and Logistics, says that “environmental education is just as important as environmental protection – only those who know the effects of their actions on the environment can act on its behalf. That’s why we want to tell people about environmental protection at Audi As part of the Mission:Zero environmental program, we set ourselves the ambitious goal of making all our locations net CO2-neutral by 2025, cutting our water consumption in half by 2035, and implementing lighthouse projects in resource efficiency and biodiversity. To do that, we need the support of all our employees.” In online lectures, the people responsible for environmental protection in different locations will provide insights into current and upcoming environmental protection projects in the factories. The Audi program theater will show a special program of environmental films and will make the winning films of the NaturVision Filmfestival available for streaming for a week. Audi Group Chief Environmental Officer and Audi Environmental Foundation Director Rüdiger Recknagel says that environmental protection is teamwork. More than 100 volunteers have submitted ideas for Environment Week that they wanted to implement for their colleagues, mutually reinforcing each other in the process. Our objective is to make each person aware of the contribution she or he can make to environmental protection, both as an Audi employee and at home as a private person.

Each Audi location is taking on designing a theme for a day

Audi Brussels will start Environment Week on Monday (July 19) with a focus on “decarbonization.” The Belgian factory has been operation as the first net CO2-neutral* Audi factory since 2018: it uses green electricity exclusively and covers its heat requirements with biogas certificates. On Tuesday (July 20), the Audi location in Neckarsulm will be oriented toward a daily theme of resource efficiency. On Wednesday (July 21), Audi México will offer a look into the water cycle in San José Chiapa, which has been closed since 2019. Audi Hungaria will give an overview of biodiversity protection on its factory grounds on Thursday (July 22). Additionally, the Aluminum Closed Loop has started there on July 1: aluminum waste created during production will be selectively collected and brought back to the supplier, who will produce new aluminum coils from those scraps with the same quality as the originals and then bring them back to Audi. Audi’s Ingolstadt location will round out Environment Week on Friday (July 23) and propose various possibilities for how employees can become active themselves under the motto “Sustainable Responsibility.”The Audi Environmental Foundation will present its projects in lectures and tours at the horticulture show.

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