In the area of the neighboring community of San José Ozumba, the company has already planted more than 100,000 trees over a land area of 100 hectares (247.1 acres). The trees absorb CO2 while also collecting moisture from the air on their branches, which then seeps into the ground. This replenishes ground water reserves with 375,000 m3 of water annually.
In November 2015, the Audi Orchestra was founded within the framework of the Esperanza Azteca Initiative. This project focuses on children and youth from the region ages seven to 17 years, and is organized to include a choir and an orchestra, each with more than 100 members. In this initiative, Audi is contributing to the development of children's cognitive and manual abilities; it also promotes team spirit and develops a sense of belonging between San José Chiapa and Audi.
Corporate responsibility is an integral component of Audi business strategy. The new Audi plant in Mexico, which is the world’s most advanced plant, stands for environmental, societal and economic sustainability, and is therefore actively shaping the future of the region.