Ingolstadt, Germany (ots)
- 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.
"By 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."
The 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.
Audi's 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.
AUDI 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
Audi is an international developer and manufacturer of
high-quality cars. The company maintains production sites in Germany,
Hungary, Brazil, China and South Africa. In 1999 Audi supplied around
635,000 cars and produced more than 1.2 million engines, bringing in
sales revenues in excess of DM 29.6 billion. The Audi Group has
around 48,000 employees.
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