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Corporate Social Responsibility

Responsible conduct has long formed an integral part of Audi's identity. For the brand with four rings, responsible entrepreneurship implies that each and every decision must also consider the potential consequences. Audi operates in a sustainable manner, in order to remain a good employer, maintain competitiveness, enthuse customers, protect the environment and secure a viable future for subsequent generations. This gives the famous slogan "Vorsprung durch Technik" a new dimension that goes far beyond our products.

Environmental measures

"Efficiency" has long since become the principle when dealing with raw materials, energy production and energy consumption. This is why Audi Brussels wants to be a pioneer in combining economy and performance. Cars that are sporty yet efficient. Innovative processes that also make our factories and offices more sustainable and cleaner. The energy that we invest in innovations and with which we help determine our future mobility. Proof of this is the launch of the Audi e-tron, the first fully electric car of the brand with the four rings.

Audi Brussels wants to continuously consolidate sustainability. With an intrinsic ecological idea, we aim to make production processes increasingly efficient and continuously improve our environmental and energy performance. This is how Audi Brussels strives to become "best in class" in terms of environmental performance and thus to be the reference value within the European automobile sector.

In all departments, Audi attaches great importance to environmental protection, maximum efficiency and the economical use of natural resources. Every car is tested for environmental sustainability throughout its life - during development and production, during the use phase and ultimately with the recycling of its parts. This is also necessary to achieve the goal of CO₂ neutral mobility.

Audi Brussels has optained the EMAS-certificate (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) for more than ten years. This proves that the environmental protection measures introduced by the factory pay off.
Solar panels
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Since 2012, we have been using exclusively renewable energy from hydro power to meet our energy needs. Since 2013, the power supply has also been supplemented with an additional form of renewable energy: our plant roofs boast the largest solar panel installation in the Brussels Region, covering an area of no less than 57,000 m², of which 20,000 m² were newly installed in 2019. This facility generates more than 4,600 MWh of electricity on an annual basis, which is equivalent to the consumption of 1000 four-person households.
CO₂-neutral car production
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Audi Brussels has received the "CO₂ neutral factory" certificate from the Belgian inspection and certification body Vinçotte. All processes in the production of the Audi e-tron and other activities in the factory that generate emissions are either covered with renewable energies (+/- 95%) or offset with environmental projects (+/- 5%). This makes our electric car the first in the core segment that is completely climate neutral in terms of production and Audi Brussels to be the first certified CO₂-neutral series production site in the premium segment worldwide.
You can read more about this in the press release.

Commitment to developing the community

Audi Brussels successfully fought for an annual budget of 200,000 € to spend on CSR projects. A selection committee comprising members of the management team approves projects that are aimed at improving social cohesion between all societal groups. Our HR department consciously gives disadvantaged people the opportunity to join Audi. We conduct regular CSR workshops with trade unions. The management is also tackling the issues related to "leadership and CSR". We are planning future team building events that are linked to social activities.
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Employment conditions and decent work

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Audi closely monitors the well-being of its employees. We provide ergonomically adapted workspaces and employees are free to take advantage of a full medical check-up by a doctor. Those who experience difficulties in performing assembly line duties due to circumstances, may use a specially adapted workspace.