Germany - The Audi plant in Ingolstadt has once again received
environmental certification in accordance with the Eco-Management and
Audit Scheme of the European Union. The plant first participated in
certification in 1997.
participating in the European Eco-Management and Audit System, we have
voluntarily committed ourselves to continuously improving environmental
protection at our Ingolstadt plant," explained Jürgen Gebhardt,
Member of the Board of AUDI AG for Production. "We have put
numerous measures into practice in the last few years. For example, we
have managed to reduce emissions of organic solvents per car built by
75% since 1991. This renewed certification comes as further confirmation
of our commitment to the environment."
examination was carried out last month by the independent environmental
audit organisation DEKRA Umwelt GmbH of Stuttgart. The revalidation
process takes place every three years and verifies the functioning of
the "implemented management system", the full execution of the
company's environmental policy and the continuous improvement of
environmental protection at the company location.
environmental principles include the economical use of natural
resources, the minimisation of environmental pollution in the course of
a car's life, the qualification and motivation of employees and open
communication within the company and to the outside world.
AG insists on the same high standard of environmental protection at all
plants. For this reason, the Audi plant in Neckarsulm and the Audi plant
in Györ, Hungary have already been certified according to the
Eco-Management and Audit Scheme of the European Union.