Audi México assumes Social Responsibility through Corporate Citizenship

Since the plant’s opening in 2016, the factory has worked to implement sustainable production and protect the environment. An artificial lagoon built on the factory grounds in 2014 retains up to 220,000 cubic meters of water for reuse, for example, in toilets or cooling towers. This can save up to 100,000 cubic meters per year.

Audi México has a biological wastewater treatment facility inside the plant, which treats both sewage and industrial wastewater. Up to 1,800 cubic meters of water from the plant's various streams is homogenized and then treated with bacteria. The biologically treated water then passes through an activated carbon and ultraviolet filtration process. The water meets all regulatory requirements.

In 2018, the reverse osmosis plant was inaugurated, which contributes significantly to decarbonization and water conservation. This water treatment system is able to save around 150,000 cubic meters of water per year by returning it to the plant’s production processes. Since then, production at the Mexican plant has been entirely wastewater-free.

Since 2020, the Audi México plant has covered all of its electricity needs for the production of the Audi Q5 from renewable energy sources. This is another step towards reaching CO2-free production by 2025 in the context of the MISSION:ZERO strategy.

In late 2023, Audi Mexico became the first production plant in the automotive industry to be certified for its water management under the standards of the Alliance for Sustainable Water Stewardship (AWS). This contributes to Audi’s global goal of reducing water consumption per vehicle by 50% by 2035.

Furthermore, together with the Municipal Government of Nopalucan and the commissioner of Santa Cruz del Bosque in Puebla, Audi México reforested 39 hectares of municipal land in Santa Cruz del Bosque, near where the factory is located. More than 42,000 trees were planted in the area.

In accordance with AUDI AG’s Corporate Citizenship strategy, Audi México implemented its activities based on three main pillars: “Educate”, “Engage”, and “Empower”. The main objective is to develop the region through numerous activities and programs such as:

Audi Social Day: Audi México participated in activities with more than 120 employees who reforested 10,000 m² of land. The company also provided 122 items of orthopedic equipment to people with disabilities and donated materials for the improvement of the region's public infrastructure.

Sports park in San José Chiapa: Audi México built a sports park for the benefit of more than 15,000 people in the region in just 169 days. The facility has a professional-grade soccer field, covered stands, a basketball court, an athletics track, a children's play area, an outdoor gym, toilets and changing rooms, parking, a warehouse, as well as gardens and patios for different services and cultural activities.

In addition, Audi México has teamed up with universities and technical schools to encourage the development of new ideas and processes, identify young talents to join the plant's workforce, as well as innovating and operationalizing new technologies, including artificial intelligence.