The principle of living responsibility is firmly anchored in the Audi strategy. As the largest employer in the Neckarsulm region, Audi strives to enhance the quality of life here and therefore regularly collaborates with the municipalities, local companies, associations and educational and social institutions.
Working together for a good cause:
• The “Audi Volunteers” initiative oversees social activities in the region and supports employees’ volunteer work.
• At the Neckarsulm site, the 4th Audi Volunteer Day was held in September 2016. 260 Audi employees mobilized to help out at 23 organizations and associations in the Heilbronn-Franken region and the Neckar-Odenwald district. The Audi Volunteer Day is a regular feature on the calendars of the Audi sites in Ingolstadt, Neckarsulm and Győr.
• Audi supports various social institutions in the region according to its funding guidelines. By making available a fund of one million euros to help refugees, AUDI AG is also backing the commitment of its employees.
Shaping mobility: To ease the traffic situation at the site and make public transport more attractive to employees, Audi cooperates with the local public transit company Heilbronner Verkehrsgesellschaft (HNV) as well as with Deutsche Bahn.
In September 2014, Audi introduced the Audi job ticket for local public transportation in cooperation with HNV. Thanks to this annual travel pass which is subsidized by the company, Audi employees have been able to take advantage of cheaper travel within the HNV network on city and regional buses as well as Deutsche Bahn trains and the light rail system. Currently approximately 1,200 colleagues have an Audi job ticket.
Since the end of 2014, the new light rail system “Stadtbahn Nord” with two stops directly at the plant connects to Mosbach and Heilbronn; in May 2015, the system was expanded to Sinsheim via Bad Rappenau. Additional bus routes from Bad Wimpfen, Weinsberg and Neuenstadt transport Audi employees directly to Plant Gate 5 and even into the plant. Using the DB rail job ticket, employees have been able to travel on IC, EC and ICE trains at discounted conditions since 2014.