Cars made with Success and Passion
The Audi group is one of the most successful manufacturers of premium automobiles, supercars and sporty motorcycles. In the 2015 financial year, the Audi Group delivered a total of 2,024,881 vehicles to customers. This figure included 1,803,246 Audi core brand models, an increase of 3.6%. The Lamborghini brand supplied 3,245 vehicles to customers, and Ducati supplied 54,809 motorcycles. The Audi Group increased its sales revenue by 8.6% in 2015, to €58,420 million. Operating profit totaled €4,836 million, with an operating return on sales of 8.3%.
“Vorsprung durch Technik” – also applies to Sustainable Business
For Audi, corporate responsibility (CR) means taking account of economic, ecological and social factors in all decision-making, with the aim of remaining competitive over the long term. At the operational level, corporate responsibility at Audi focuses on five key areas: Operations, Product, Environment, Employees and Society. For Audi, cradle-to-cradle carbon-neutral mobility is the vision the company pursues at each stage in a vehicle’s lifecycle: in procurement, in production, during the vehicle’s useful life and at the disposal stage. Audi is also involved in developing and producing renewable fuels (Audi e-fuels), with the medium-term goal of achieving carbon-neutral mobility. The production of these fuels does not require the use of biomass.
“Spend 30 minutes for 400 km – fast and simple battery charging”
The “Responsibility Perspective” series of lectures offers Audi employees the opportunity to share ideas on the subject of sustainability with NGO representatives, academics and politicians. The discussion part of these events focuses on future developments, social and societal changes, and all the associated opportunities and challenges. Speakers in 2015 included Professor Lutz Eckstein, Director of the Institute for Automotive Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, whose topic was “CO2 – the World after 2020”, and Reinhold Windorfer, a senior analyst at oekom research AG, whose talk on “Measuring Sustainability” explored the topic of sustainability ratings.
“Among Neighbors”, a regular discussion forum at the Audi site in Neckarsulm, enables the site’s immediate neighbors to talk frankly and openly with the plant management team about current developments at the site and about its community activities. In 2015, this dialog took place on November 23.