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Corporate Sustainability

Driving towards a more sustainable future, today.

Audi has a clear vision for the future: to dramatically reduce CO₂ emissions over the next decade in route to achieving net CO₂ neutrality by 2050. To get there, we're reimagining the technology that powers our vehicles as well as how we build and deliver them. Explore the wide range of initiatives, technology, and other innovations Audi is pursuing to help us meet our goals — not for us, but for everyone.

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Our commitments.

Our goals for 2025 are bold, exciting, and the start of a long journey towards a truly sustainable lineup and organization.

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    reduction in our carbon footprint by 2025, compared to 2019.

    The Audi Mexico plant is finding unique ways to help reduce our footprint and usage of water.

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    Net carbon-neutral production

    All of our production facilities around the globe are planned to be certified net carbon-neutral by 2025.

    In 2018, the Audi Brussels* plant was the first of its kind to be certified carbon-neutral.

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    of the U.S. model lineup is planned to be full battery electric or plug-in hybrid by 2025.

    From fully electrified to mild hybrid, Audi offers an expansive portfolio to help every customer find their next more sustainable Audi.

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Leading by example.

Being a more sustainable company means living that commitment in everything we do, as well as encouraging and rewarding brilliant ideas that illuminate the future of sustainability for us all.

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2019 model shown.

Electrify America

Electrify America’s mission is to create a convenient and reliable DC fast charging network in metropolitan areas, as well as along many of the nation’s major highways. Currently, there are over 640 locations available with over 2,700 charging ports. By the end of 2021, Electrify America plans to increase that to approximately 800 station locations open or in development across the U.S. containing 3,500 individual ports. Each station features chargers that can deliver 150 or 350 kW (depending on the charger) to capable vehicles. When charging at 150 kW, the Audi e-tron® quattro can fully charge its battery from 0 to 80% in as little as 30 minutes.

2019 model shown.
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The Greentech Festival & Green Awards

Audi and Nico Rosberg, former Formula One world champion, have collaborated to celebrate green initiatives from around the world. Every year, the Green Awards are given to the most inspiring ideas.

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Audi Environmental Foundation

Our sustainability mission extends beyond our vehicles. The Audi Environmental Foundation promotes engagement with and technologies for environmental protection with the objective of helping protect and maintain the natural resources required by humans, animals, and plants. The projects sponsored by the Foundation focus on innovative, environmentally compatible technologies and measures for environmental education. One such project is a collaboration between the Foundation and Audi of America to support innovative climate model development at one of the world’s top research institutes, the California Institute of Technology.

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European model shown. Specifications may vary.

Paris Climate Agreement Commitment

In 2019, Audi was also among the first automotive manufacturers to publicly support and align our actions with the goals of the Paris Climate. This 194-nation agreement aims to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius by cutting emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Climate change is very likely the greatest challenge facing humankind in the 21ˢᵗ century. Audi acknowledges its responsibility and, through our actions and commitments, aims to become an integral part of the solution.

European model shown. Specifications may vary.
Aluminum closed loop demonstration.

Closed-loop aluminum

Audi is the first car manufacturer to be awarded the Chain of Custody certificate of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI). This certificate confirms that Audi complies with the materials flow chain for aluminum produced in accordance with ASI sustainability standards and can also input the correspondingly certified material to the Aluminum Closed Loop with its suppliers. In this way, the level of sustainability attested by the ASI is maintained, not just for vehicle components but also for the process scrap from Audi press plants that is retained in the loop.

Helping solve tomorrow's challenges today.

The transition to electric mobility offers many benefits for our drivers and the planet. But, we’re not stopping there. Our plan is to introduce new innovative technology that allows us to truly transition to more sustainable driving.

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Envisioning 2050

We have committed to a net-carbon neutral balance by 2050 – from the supply chain and production through to the life cycle of our vehicles. We expect to achieve this through a responsible use of resources, the systematic reduction of CO₂ emissions across all of our operations, the manufacturing of more sustainable electromobility, and sale of increasingly sustainable and truly compelling electric vehicles.

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An electric future, realized.

The move to more sustainable, electric driving with no direct emissions is one of the most significant technological advancements of our time. Electric vehicles will fundamentally reshape the way we move, as well as how we think about our impact on the world around us.

Take a moment to explore the current and future Audi lineup of electrified vehicles.
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The Greentech Festival & Green Awards

Improving on today’s approach to sustainability is a challenge that has to be met worldwide and across all industries and facets of life. The Greentech Festival and Green Awards, founded by Audi and Nico Rosberg, former Formula One world champion, celebrate and award disruptive ideas and innovations designed to fight climate change.
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The first of its kind: carbon-neutral automotive manufacturing.

Audi Brussels was certified as the industry’s first carbon-neutral site, which is no small feat. This coordinated effort encompasses the entire facility, made possible by the installation of a large on-site renewable energy source, as well as offsetting emissions that cannot be avoided.
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