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Audi stands for sustainability along the entire value chain of its cars and services. For Audi, acting sustainably means taking account of the ecological, economic and social consequences of every decision. Only then can the brand with the Four Rings be a good employer in the long term, remain competitive, delight its customers, protect the environment and ensure a future worth living for future generations. Audi is therefore pushing forward with the development of innovative drive systems and follows the principles of a sustainable recycling economy. This means that sustainable actions begin with procurement and reach as far as vehicle recycling.

Press Releases

  • 06/14/18
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    IN-Campus GmbH: Audi and the city of Ingolstadt remediate refinery site for technology park

    Remediation of the IN-Campus site is well underway: Specialized teams are working on behalf of IN-Campus GmbH, a joint venture between AUDI AG and the city of Ingolstadt, to pave the way for a new, state-of-the-art business and industrial park by the end of 2022. Together they are recycling and remediating an abandoned 75-hectare industrial site in the east of Ingolstadt. It is one of the largest remediation projects currently underway in Germany. 
  • 06/12/18
    Company

    Audi A8 most innovative model of 2018

    Award-winning: The Audi A8 is the most innovative model of the year 2018 and Audi is the most innovative premium brand in the “Autonomous driving and safety” category. The “Center of Automotive Management” and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, who together present the “Automotive Innovations Award,” reached this verdict.
  • 06/04/18
    Company

    “Diversity Day 2018” – diversity of the Four Rings

    The Four Rings are colorful: Audi is highlighting its great diversity at its nationwide “Diversity Day 2018” on June 5. All employees can participate who want to break down stereotypes and highlight what people have in common. Several Audi networks have issued invitations to join a dialog. The company is also presenting targeted activities in the area of inclusion to its employees. Audi is carrying out “Diversity Day 2018” together with a total of 350 partner organizations and companies. 
  • 03/23/18
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    Auto Bild readers affirm: Audi is the leading brand for quality

    With eight first place finishes in 14 categories, Audi dominated the quality ratings in Auto Bild magazine’s “Best Brands in All Classes” reader survey. No brand performed better in the core criteria of the image survey, with more than 70,000 readers participating.
  • 03/12/18
    Company

    Audi Brussels receives certificate for CO2-neutral automobile production

    Audi Brussels has been awarded a "CO2-neutral site" certificate by the Belgian testing company Vinçotte. The site covers all production processes and all other emissions generated at the plant either by renewable energies (approximately 95 percent) or compensates for them with environmental projects (approximately 5 percent). Audi Brussels thus operates the world's first certified CO2-neutral high-volume production plant in the premium segment.
  • 03/09/18
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi advances e-fuels technology: new “e-benzin” fuel being tested

    Audi is convinced of the potential of the fuels e-gas, “e-benzin” (e-gasoline) and e-diesel and is continuing to pursue its e-fuels strategy. In the case of synthetic Audi “e-benzin” (e-gasoline), the Ingolstadt company has now achieved an important intermediate goal. Together with their development partners, they have for the first time produced a sufficient quantity of regeneratively produced fuel for initial engine tests.
  • 03/01/18
    Models

    Audi top brand in DEKRA Used Car Report 2018

    Audi has five class winners in the DEKRA Used Car Report 2018 and also defends the overall title with the Audi A6. The premium brand is thus the most successful carmaker in this year’s evaluation. The mileage-based report provides potential buyers with detailed information about the typical faults of a particular vehicle model and therefore detailed assistance when buying a car.
  • 02/15/18
    Company

    Audi Environmental Foundation supports young researchers: award for contributions to resource management

    The Audi Environmental Foundation and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have recognized the master’s degree theses of two young scientists with the “Sustainable Resource Management Award.” The SRM Award brings prize money of 1,500 euros and has been awarded to TUM graduates of the Sustainable Resource Management course of study for the seventh time. It particularly recognizes environmentally friendly and sustainable ideas. Prizewinner Daniela Angelova developed concepts for future-oriented urban development and Diana Young developed approaches for more efficient biogas plants.
  • 01/19/18
    Technology

    Audi Smart Energy Network pilot project: eco-electricity intelligently managed

    Automobile, home and power supply combined to form an intelligent energy network: In a pilot project the Audi Smart Energy Network for the first time interacts with the power grid. This marks a major advance for grid stability.
  • 01/11/18
    Company

    Mobility network extends: Audi on demand starts in Singapore

    The brand with the Four Rings is now launching the successful premium mobility concept Audi on demand in Singapore. Sophisticated drivers and Audi aficionados can access a wide selection of the latest Audi models at the touch of a button. The duration of use for each vehicle can be as short as four hours or as long as 28 days. A concierge service brings the car to the customer by request. The service also is offered in Beijing, Hong Kong, San Francisco and at Munich Airport.
  • 11/21/17
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    Audi starts further-training campaign for big data and artificial intelligence

    Audi is making its employees fit for the digital future: Under the “data.camp” motto, the automobile manufacturer has started a further-training campaign focused on big data and artificial intelligence. Expertise in these areas is an essential basis for the development of cars driving in piloted mode, intelligent robots and digital mobility services. One important element here is Audi’s cooperation with the online platform Udacity.
  • 11/09/17
    Models

    Audi best European brand in the Consumer Reports Reliability Survey 2017

    Audi has been voted best European car brand for the sixth time in a row in the Reliability Survey run by Consumer Reports. The renowned U.S. consumer magazine runs this survey every year among its readers and publishes the results. Audi took fourth place in the 2017 overall ranking, ahead of all its European competitors.
  • 11/08/17
    Technology

    Audi steps up research into synthetic fuels

    Audi is systematically building on its e-fuels strategy. Together with the partners Ineratec GmbH and Energiedienst Holding AG, the company has plans for a new pilot facility for the production of e-diesel in Laufenburg, in Canton Aargau (Switzerland). For the first time, the energy needed will be supplied from the renewable source of hydropower. The planned facility will have a capacity of around 400,000 liters (105,669 US gal) per year.
  • 09/19/17
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    Premium mobility service Audi on demand+ launches in Beijing

    With Audi on demand+ the brand with the Four Rings is now bringing the successful premium mobility concept for flexible use and exceptional service to Beijing. Users select the car desired from a range of prestigious top models from a high-performance vehicle to an upper class sedan. Customers can use their smartphones to book their preferred models and pay while on the move. A concierge service brings the car to the customer by request. The metropolis is the first location for Audi on demand+ in China, and plans call for the offering to become available in major medium and large-sized cities across China to form a regionwide mobility service network within the next years.
  • 09/19/17
    Company

    Study shows Audi unmatched for future viability

    Kudos for the four rings: When it comes to viability for the future, the BrandTrust Resilience Index has ranked Audi in first place among automobile brands in Germany. The brand moved up a spot since the last survey in 2015 and took over the top ranking from Tesla.
  • 09/01/17
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    Audi transport with DB Cargo CO2-free all over Germany

    Audi’s logistics department is a pioneer for climate protection. As of now, all rail transport for AUDI AG in Germany is CO2-free. Audi is the first company in Germany to organize its logistics operations by rail to be completely CO2-neutral. By changing over to DB Cargo’s “DBeco plus” product, the company will reduce CO2 emissions by more than 13,000 tons each year, achieving an important milestone along the way to CO2-neutral production.
  • 05/02/17
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    New ratings system at Audi: sustainability is decisive for placing orders with suppliers

    AUDI AG has introduced sustainability ratings for its suppliers this April. The objective is that in the future, orders will only be placed with suppliers that obtain a positive rating. Audi is therefore increasing its commitment to achieving a sustainable value chain. The ratings are based on checks carried out at the suppliers’ production plants as well as on self disclosure. The premium car manufacturer is starting the ratings system with the selection of suppliers for the new Audi e-tron* electric SUV and for the successor to the Audi A3.
  • 03/02/17
    Models

    New Audi Q5 an impressive performer in the Euro NCAP

    The new Audi Q5* was awarded five stars in the Euro NCAP, the organization’s highest rating. The top score means the bestseller from Ingolstadt is among the safest automobiles in its class.
  • 02/17/17
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    Audi receives Industrial Inclusion Prize

    For the exemplary integration of people with physical disabilities, AUDI AG has been awarded the 2016 Industrial Inclusion Prize in the large company category. At its plants in Germany in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm, the company employs 3,100 people with disabilities, or 5.8 percent of the workforce. Together with the University of St. Gallen, Audi has carried out a comprehensive scientific evaluation of its integration process and has derived further specific steps to be taken.
  • 02/07/17
    Company

    Valuable contribution to resource management: Audi Environmental Foundation honors young scientists

    The Audi Environmental Foundation has recognized two young scientists with its “Sustainable Resource Management Award” (SRM). For the sixth time now, the Foundation has given this award for the best theses on the master’s course for sustainable resource management at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The winners examined the CO2 footprint as a key factor for climate protection in the German construction equipment industry and strategies for the sustainable use of hydroelectric power. Anne Katrin Kleih and Veda Sara Sayakoummane will receive prize money of 1,500 euros.
  • 01/05/17
    Technology

    Piloted driving with artificial intelligence: Audi partnering with top companies in the electronics industry

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is a key technology for piloted driving – that’s why Audi and strong partners from the electronics industry are jointly developing game-changing know-how in the field of machine learning. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas Audi is presenting the Audi Q7 deep learning concept, a piloted driving car made possible thanks to collaboration with NVIDIA.
  • 12/01/16
    Models

    Euro NCAP: Five stars for the Audi A5 and Audi Q2

    The new Audi models A5* and Q2* have each been awarded top grades in the Euro NCAP test, confirming their place among the safest vehicles in the competition. This is true for both adult and child safety, for pedestrian protection and for other safety systems.
  • 11/29/16
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    BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi & Porsche Plan a Joint Venture for Ultra-Fast, High-Power Charging Along Major Highways in Europe

    BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the highest-powered charging network in Europe. The goal is the quick build-up of a sizable number of stations in order to enable long-range travel for battery electric vehicle drivers. This will be an important step towards facilitating mass-market BEV adoption.
  • 11/11/16
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    Audi production in Münchsmünster in full swing

    Audi is reaching top form in Münchsmünster. In 2016 alone, the competence¬ center for high-tech chassis components, aluminum structural components and pressings will turn out more than 23 million components. That is far more than the original planned output of 21 million. The location now employs over 800 people and all sections of the plant are operating on a three-shift basis. The smart factory – intelligent and connected – is likewise gradually becoming a reality in Münchsmünster.
  • 09/23/16
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    UN prize awarded to Audi’s Environmental Foundation

    The “Columns of Diversity” project, which was implemented jointly by the Audi Environmental Foundation and the association Species Protection in Franconia, has been recognized with immediate effect as an official project within the Decade on Biodiversity of the United Nations. With four converted transformer towers in four federal states of Germany, the foundation and the association have been working to protect species and to spread environmental awareness for two years now. Bavaria’s Environmental Minister Ulrike Scharf recognized this commitment with the UN prize in Bad Staffelstein on Thursday.
  • 09/20/16
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    Audi opens new, highly efficient paint shop

    Audi has put a new topcoat paint shop into operation at its plant in Ingolstadt. Board of Management Member for Production Prof. Dr. Hubert Waltl opened the 12,000 square meter building (129,000 sq. ft.) on Tuesday together with Plant Director Albert Mayer and Group Works Council Chairman Peter Mosch. Up to 900 car bodies a day can be painted there on three floors. Thanks to environmentally friendly technology, the modern application equipment will conserve resources. Ergonomically designed workplaces will make the employees’ work easier.
  • 09/14/16
    Models

    Audi gets top marks in the GTÜ used car report

    Quality pays off: Audi picked up three wins in the current used car report published by the GTÜ (German Association for Technical Inspection). The Audi A1, Audi A6 and Audi A8 each took first place in their respective categories.
  • 09/05/16
    Technology

    Audi leads the pack – including in the “Auto Bild” test rankings

    Audi leads the pack – including in the tests conducted by “Auto Bild” magazine. The latest issue of the motoring publication lists the top 100 test cars, arranged in ten different categories. Audi is out in front wherever dynamics, driving safety and comfort are the key attributes – with two class wins for the Audi R8 V10 plus, 15 further top placings and a remarkable achievement in the noise emissions (interior acoustics) category.
  • 07/06/16
    Company

    A modern working world at Audi: New company agreement on mobile working

    Binding criteria for mobile working: The Board of Management and Group Works Council of AUDI AG have reached a new company agreement. In the future, employees will have even more freedom and scope to combine their working life with their private life. For the first time, they have a general right to work flexibly and independently of place and time, if it is compatible with their actual tasks. The new regulations are part of a comprehensive concept for the future world of work at Audi.
  • 06/06/16
    Company

    Audi Environmental Foundation: Bat nature trail supports wildlife conservation efforts

    The educational facility “Steigerwald Center – experiencing sustainability” has gained yet another highlight: From now on, a bat-themed nature trail will teach visitors of all ages about these mammals, some of which are threatened with extinction. The nature trail was officially opened on Friday in Handthal, Lower Franconia, by representatives of the Audi Environmental Foundation, the Wildlife Conservation Federation in Franconia, the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection, and the Bavarian State Forestry Commission.
  • 05/18/16
    Models

    New Audi air conditioning filter brings relief to allergy sufferers

    Beginning in June 2016, compact Audi models will roll off the assembly line with a new filter in the air conditioning system. This not only removes fine particulates and harmful gases from the air, it also neutralizes a majority of all allergens. With the new filter, Audi is setting a new standard worldwide in the premium compact segment.
  • 04/26/16
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    Audi Environmental Foundation: starting signal for “Smart HOBOS” high-tech beehive

    Bees pollinate about 80 percent of our agricultural plants and wild vegetation, so life without bees is almost impossible. Too little pollination would have severe consequences – both environmental and economic. With the worldwide unique “Smart HOBOS” (HOneyBee Online Studies) project, the Audi Stiftung für Umwelt GmbH (Audi Environmental Foundation) and the Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg are working to protect these vital and fascinating insects. On Tuesday, Prof. Dr. Hubert Waltl, Board of Management Member for Production at AUDI AG and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Audi Environmental Foundation; Christoph Hillenbrand, District President of Upper Bavaria; Prof. Dr. Barbara Sponholz, Vice President of Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg; and bee expert Prof. Dr. Jürgen Tautz opened the research station at Audi’s production site in Münchsmünster. The first bees will soon move into their new home.
  • 04/18/16
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    Action for prevention of bowel cancer: Audi receives Felix Burda Award

    A successful approach to a sensitive topic: AUDI AG has won this year’s Felix Burda Award with its “Actively tackling cancer” screening concept. Representatives of Audi’s Health Care department accepted the award in the “Workplace health checks” category at a gala in Munich moderated by Thomas Hermanns on Sunday evening.
  • 04/14/16
    Models

    Double win for Audi in the “All-Wheel Drive Car of 2016”

    Audi scoops two prizes in the “All-wheel Drive Car of 2016” reader survey from car magazine Auto Bild Allrad. The Audi A4 allroad quattro is the winner in the “All-wheel Crossover” category, the Audi A6* won the “All-wheel Car Over 40,000 Euros.” The award ceremony was held Thursday evening in Stuttgart.
  • 03/24/16
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    “The best brands in all classes”: multiple victories for Audi

    Audi has taken first place in the most categories in Auto Bild magazine’s reader survey. The magazine asked a total of 60,250 readers to rate the quality, service, value for money and image of 39 different car brands. Votes were tallied in a total of 13 car classes.
  • 02/29/16
    Technology

    New method for producing the synthetic fuel Audi e gas

    Audi is expanding capacities for the production of its sustainably produced e gas. Effective immediately, the Viessmann Group is the first partner company to produce additional quantities of the synthetic fuel in a new type of biological process. The pilot plant in Allendorf in the German state of Hesse was officially opened on Monday.
  • 01/19/16
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    Audi Foundation for the Environment awards prize for master’s dissertation on climate protection

    Audi’s Foundation for the Environment (Audi Stiftung für Umwelt GmbH) awarded its Sustainable Resource Management Award (SRM Award) on Monday evening for the fifth time. With this prize, the Foundation for the Environment each year recognizes the best dissertations of the degree program for sustainable resource management at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). This year, the prize goes to the Australian Samuel Gordon Munro for his master’s dissertation on carbon absorption in the semi arid Mongolian steppes. The winner receives prize money of 1,500 euros.
  • 11/17/15
    Culture and Trends

    Audi brings automated parking to the Boston area

    Audi and the city of Somerville are planning joint innovations for the city of the future on the east coast of the USA. Audi CEO Rupert Stadler and Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the context of the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. They agreed to develop an urban strategy for Somerville, applying technologies for swarm intelligence or automated parking, and networking cars with traffic lights.
  • 05/14/14
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    Audi México se centra en los proveedores locales

    Audi México crea puestos de trabajo en la región TLCAN gracias a su ambiciosa estrategia de expansión. A medio plazo, un porcentaje superior al 65% de las piezas suministradas por los proveedores para el Audi Q5* deberán proceder de América del Norte y a largo plazo, incluso hasta el 90%. De este modo, en los próximos diez años se podrán crear más de 20,000 puestos de trabajo, de los cuales, alrededor de 1,000 se concentrarán en un parque de proveedores ubicado al sur de la planta de Audi en San José Chiapa. Con motivo del comienzo de las obras se reunieron hoy el Responsable de Compras en el Consejo de Dirección, el Dr. Bernd Martens y el Gobernador de Puebla, Rafael Moreno Valle Rosas. Está previsto que el parque de proveedores JIS (just in sequence) se ponga en marcha, en una primera fase, a finales de 2014. La producción en serie de la segunda generación del Audi Q5 para el mercado mundial se iniciará en 2016.
  • 04/10/14
    Culture and Trends

    “The Next Leap in Mobility” – start of the Audi Urban Future Award 2014

    Four fundamental breaks with the past show the way to the future of urban mobility. This conclusion arises from research and dialogue with urban planners, architects, sociologists and mobility experts in the context of the Audi Urban Future Initiative. With the theme “The Next Leap in Mobility”, four interdisciplinary teams are entering this year’s Audi Urban Future Award to validate theses about urban change in four cities: Berlin, Boston, Mexico City and Seoul. The competition entries relate to specific current urban development projects. A jury with an international composition will present the Audi Urban Future Award 2014 in October to the best proposal.
  • 05/16/13
    Company

    Audi publishes its first Corporate Responsibility Report

    At the Annual General Meeting of AUDI AG, the company presented its Corporate Responsibility Report 2012, in which it reports on targets and activities in the field of sustainability. Audi intends to take a leading role also in this respect. The company assumes responsibility in the five key areas of products, environment, employees, society and business operations.

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  • 11/22/17
    Technology

    TechDay Quality

    Quality is a core competence of the brand with the four rings. To inspire with quality leadership in the premium segment is Audi’s aspiration with regard to the mobility of the future. Audi customers have expectations for the function, comfort, value and reliability of their cars that are every bit as great as those of people using premium mobility and other services – and that will hold even more true in the future.

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  • 11/22/17
    Audi MediaCenter

    Tech Day Quality

    Quality is a core competence of the brand with the four rings. To inspire with quality leadership in the premium segment is Audi’s aspiration with regard to the mobility of the future. Audi customers have expectations for the function, comfort, value and reliability of their cars that are every bit as great as those of people using premium mobility and other services – and that will hold even more true in the future.

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