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Corporate Sustainability

Driving sustainability forward.

Audi has a clear vision for the future: reduce CO₂ emissions over the next decade while achieving net CO₂ neutrality by 2050. We're reimagining the technology that powers our vehicles, as well as how we build and deliver them. Explore the initiatives we’re pursuing to help us meet our goals.

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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.
    Audi has included economical and efficient water use as a key global initiative of its Mission:Zero program.

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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 US 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 move towards a sustainable future.

The Audi e-tron® charging at a Electrify America station.
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.
Long-lasting battery warranty

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 maintain our natural resources.

The projects sponsored by the Foundation focus on innovative, environmentally compatible technologies and measures for education—like the collaboration between the Foundation and Audi of America to support innovative climate model development at 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). The 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.

This 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’s retained in the loop.

Solving tomorrow's challenges today.

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

The Audi e-tron Sportback.

Developing a more sustainable battery. To further improve the life cycle sustainability of our batteries, Audi is exploring second-use applications and the recycling and re-use of their constituent materials.

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Envisioning 2050

We committed to a net-carbon neutral balance by 2050—from the supply chain and production to the life cycle of our vehicles. We expect to achieve this by using resources responsibly, reducing CO₂ emissions across all operations, manufacturing more sustainable electromobility, and selling increasingly sustainable electric vehicles.

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Audi e-tron® innovation

Electric vehicles will reshape the way we move, as well as how we think about our impact on the world. The move to more sustainable electric driving with no direct emissions is one of the most significant technological advancements of our time. Audi is helping lead the way.
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How Audi helps protect Earth’s most valuable resource.

Clean water is an essential part of our daily lives, yet according to the United Nations, 2.2 billion people worldwide in 2019 did not have regular access to clean water. Audi plans to continue to reduce water consumption in our production facilities as a key part of our overall sustainability efforts.
How we reduce water consumption

Audi celebrates 50th anniversary of Earth Day with grant to CalTech.

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020, Audi of America and the Audi Environmental Foundation teamed up to award a $100,000 grant to the California Institute of Technology, funding research for a new climate model.
How green production has grown