Audi Continues Its Commitment to SustainabilityBy María Fernanda Barría | Thu, 06/10/2021 - 13:33
In an effort to achieve sustainability, Audi Mexico has recycled more than 30,000 tons of waste during the company's operations to produce the Audi Q5 and all its derivatives in its pathway.
The company continues to re-route its path to achieve a carbon-neutral balance by 2050. As a result, the German automaker has implemented its Mission: Zero, which is a plan to achieve an environmentally friendly production. The company explains that they work under the following four areas: decarbonization, water use, biodiversity and efficient use of resources to achieve sustainable production in all its global locations regarding manufacturing and logistics.
In a press release, the company states that they have recycled more than 30,000 tons of waste generated in the factory, such as cardboard, plastic, paper, metal and wood, which come from the production processes and administrative areas. The manufacturing plant located in San José Chiapa, Puebla, is one of the leading manufacturers to produce cars completely free of wastewater. Andreas Lehe, former President of Audi Mexico, previously talked with MBN and explained that "we are the first entity to be waste-water-free in Puebla. We earned this recognition thanks to our lagoon, where we use rainwater for our processes instead of freshwater. We are also advancing toward clean energy. At the end of August 2019, we started working with 50 percent green energy coming from Chihuahua, which will turn to 100 percent by 2020. These initiatives have reduced our carbon footprint and our goal is to be a CO2-neutral facility by 2025. "
In addition, the company aims to offer 30 electrified models, of which 20 will be purely electric vehicles by 2025 to adapt to the future of mobility. As a result, the compromise of Audi to expand the life cycle of batteries for electric vehicles has been an essential matter. "Audi presented four different concepts of future mobility based on sports cars, long-distance cars, small cars for urban mobility and off-road vehicles. These concepts will adapt to the user of the future. Combustion engines will still be needed for long distances, while hybrid and full-electric vehicles might be the norm in urban settings. The company is prepared to participate in all these markets," explained Lehe.