By 2018, Audi Brussels wishes to reduce key environmental indicators, such as energy use, water consumption, solvent use, waste and CO₂ emissions, by 25% compared to 2011. The plant is already being powered by green electricity and is therefore CO₂ neutral. Like all other Audi sites around the world, the Brussels plant is a forerunner in terms of adopting the necessary environmental protection measures, and actively employs a certified environmental management system. Audi Brussels recently obtained European EMAS recertification. Developed by the EU, EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) is an extremely effective voluntary environmental management system for those organisations wishing to improve their environmental performance in a proactive and systematic way.
In total, more than 50 companies competed for the "Trends Business Tour Award". This coveted environmental accolade has been awarded by the weekly magazine Trends-Tendances, BDO company auditors and the financial institution ING for three years running. A seven-member selection committee comprising representatives from these three institutions awards the annual accolade to an enterprise that excels with innovative ideas, creativity and dynamism in the field of environmental protection. The jury also considers the candidates’ dialogue with their staff as their social responsibility.