The Audi Environmental Foundation is developing filters for urban runoff in collaboration with the Technical University of Berlin. They prevent the tire wear particles and other environmentally harmful substances from being washed into sewers and bodies of water along with the rainwater. Read more

Peatland ecosystems as long-term carbon stores: Launch of the regional “CO2-Regio” feasibility study

Thanks to their high content of organic matter, peatland ecosystems are highly efficient carbon stores capable of storing more carbon dioxide than woodland covering an equivalent area. This is why the Audi Environmental Foundation and an alliance of regional municipalities, cities and administrative districts are joining forces with the EU’s LEADER* support program to fund a study researching the greenhouse gas offsetting capacity of peatland, woodland and humus. The study also aims to outline how regional farmers can repurpose their land for alternative uses and be financially rewarded for their efforts. Read more

The Volkswagen Group created the Volkswagen Climate Day in celebration of Earth Day. The focal event is #Project1Hour, a one-hour team workshop during which all employees learn about and discuss climate change and their personal commitment to protecting the climate. AUDI AG is also carrying out further events at its locations in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm in Germany; Brussels, Belgium; Győr, Hungary; and San José Chiapa, Mexico, as well as its various companies. This amounts to roughly 85,000 working hours in total – that’s almost ten years of commitment to a healthier climate. Read more

Audi Sport is awarded FIA Three-Star Environmental Accreditation

The FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) has bestowed the highest award for environmental protection and sustainability on Audi Sport. By awarding Three-Star Environmental Accreditation, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile recognizes Audi Sport’s environmental performance and excellent environmental awareness. Read more

The Audi Environmental Foundation, German cosmetics manufacturer BABOR and green start-up everwave have joined forces to combat the worldwide pollution of rivers with plastic waste. The three partners are planning a joint initiative for 2021 with several projects spread throughout the year. These include information events, projects at the sites of the participating partners, and cleanup activities at various locations. To kick off the program, everwave’s CollectiX waste collection boat will collect waste floating in the Danube. BABOR and the Audi Environmental Foundation are supporting the use of this boat.

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Audi México is putting sustainability into practice under its Mission:Zero strategy, which aims to make its operations carbon neutral by 2025. The plant in San José Chiapa is firmly on its way to clean and smart production, which is why it takes advantage of the latest technologies in all areas of production. Read more

The United Nations has declared this decade the UN Decade of Biodiversity to raise awareness of the global extinction of species and to promote measures to halt it. Audi is contributing to this effort and is implementing biodiversity projects at all sites. As a member of the Biodiversity in Good Company initiative, the company is committed to preserving biological diversity and has consolidated all activities that contribute to this effort in its Mission:Zero environmental program.

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