Audi places great importance on employee satisfaction and social responsibility at the Audi Brussels site. For example, Audi regularly organizes sporting activities for the workforce. In the “20 km of Brussels run” in 2015, Audi employees ran through the Belgian capital in line with the motto “From Brussels, through Brussels.” And for the charitable “24‑Hour Run,” employees from Audi Brussels travelled to the Group’s headquarters in Ingolstadt for the second time. The Belgians took second place on both occasions. The Audi “24‑Hour Run” is regularly held in Ingolstadt. Thousands of Audi employees from all sites run around the clock for a good purpose while displaying their team spirit, inspiration and enthusiasm for the brand.
True to the motto “We live responsibly,” Audi Brussels supports regional social associations with monetary donations. For example, the company supported the Créahm association, which helps people with handicaps, with a donation of 25,000 euros. With this financial support, Audi Brussels has facilitated the construction of an art studio for handicapped people. Audi Brussels donated a further 15,000 euros to the Menuhin Foundation, which is using the money for integration projects for immigrants, refugees and people living in poverty. Another 15,000 euros was donated to the charity “Royale Saint Gilloise,” which has a special school to help approximately 450 children with their homework, most of whom have a migration background.
As of April 2016, Audi Brussels will offer people who are waiting for their asylum applications to be examined the possibility to undergo brief internships at the company, so that they can gain an insight into working at Audi.
Within the framework of the “Dual Training” project, 26 students have started their job training as plant technicians at Audi Brussels. “Dual Training” allows the students of the two partner colleges to undergo part of their training at the company. In this project, Audi Brussels is cooperating with the Flemish college “KTA Pro Technica Halle” and the francophone college “Don Bosco Woluwe Saint-Pierre.” The project gives the students the opportunity to have more practical experience during their training. Another objective of the project is to gain young people for attractive technical vocational training in Belgium.