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Audi e-tron Production at the CO2-neutral plant of Audi Brussels

Creating and procuring innovations: Under this motto, Audi Procurement is helping to shape the future topics of electric mobility and digitization. Procurement enters into dialog with suppliers and startups already in the predevelopment phase, and develops innovative technologies together with them. In a spirit of partnership and as equals – that’s the credo for the cooperation. Audi also takes systematic action to ensure a sustainable supply chain. Audi assumes corporate responsibility for the environment and society and wants to work only with partners who think and act in the same way.

Press releases

  • 04/25/22

    Pilot project started: Faulty car glass to be turned into new windowpanes for the Audi Q4 e-tron

    Faulty car windows often go in the recycling bin when the cracked part cannot be fixed. A closed material circuit does not yet exist for damaged car glass. This is where Audi and its partner companies Reiling Glas Recycling, Saint-Gobain Glass, and Saint-Gobain Sekurit are now doing pioneering work as part of a joint pilot project. The partner companies want to turn the damaged auto glass into recyclable material for model production and have drawn up a multi-stage process for that purpose: using an innovative recycling process, the car windows are first broken into small pieces. Then all the non-glass impurities like glue residue are eliminated. The resulting glass granulate is melted down and turned into new plate glass. That plate glass is then turned into a new car window. If this pilot is successful, the windows that are produced this way will be used in models in the Audi Q4 e-tron series in the future.
  • 11/12/21

    Audi employees are coaching sustainable startups: Award ceremony for the European Impact Hero

    The Day of the Heroes had finally arrived: the European Impact Hero had been chosen. Together with its partners Audi, Volkswagen, SAP, and Microsoft Germany, the Center for Open Social Innovation (COSI) invited to the closing event of this six-month ideas program for sustainable startups yesterday. In rounds of pitches, ten finalists presented their ideas and concepts concerning climate neutrality, circular economies, and supply-chain management. Corporate volunteers from Audi and its other partners had coached them for the occasion. Sabine Maassen, Board Member for Human Resources and Organization at AUDI AG, says: “That is living corporate social responsibility – and it pays into the working environment of tomorrow.”
  • 06/17/21

    Supply chain monitoring: Audi uses artificial intelligence (AI) for sustainability

    The automotive manufacturing supply chain is complex. This makes it all the more important to understand potential risks and identify correlations at an early stage. Since October 2020, intelligent algorithms have been analyzing news about suppliers from publicly available online media sources and social networks as part of a pilot project being conducted in around 150 countries worldwide. This analysis encompasses sustainability criteria such as environmental pollution, human rights violations, and corruption. If there is any suspicion of potential sustainability violations, artificial intelligence sounds the alarm.

Dirk Grosse-Loheide

Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG 
Procurement and IT

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