Sustainability and environmental protection
Sustainability is a top priority of Audi Hungaria’s corporate strategy. Minimizing environmental pollution and conserving natural resources are therefore every bit a part of the corporate philosophy as careful workmanship and the high quality of the materials used. Audi Hungaria has had an environmental management system since 1999. This system complies with the extremely strict standards of the European Union’s EMAS Regulation, and meets the requirements of the international environmental standard ISO 14001. The company’s certified energy management system has been implemented according to ISO 50001 since 2011 and integrated into the environmental management system. Audi Hungaria’s environmental management system has the registration number 1 in Hungary – clear proof of the company’s commitment to the environment.
Audi Hungaria is the largest user of industrial geothermal in Hungary. The company has met approximately 70 percent of its thermal energy needs with geothermal energy since 2015. The system supplies Audi Hungaria with at least 82,000 MWh of thermal energy each year. The company has used 100 GWh of geothermal energy since 2015, enabling CO2 emissions to be reduced by 20,170 tons.