Published on September 14th, 2018 | by Subhash Nair0
Audi e-Tron Will be Built Sustainably
Together with its suppliers, Audi is systematically committed to responsible action. To this end, the company has developed a sustainability rating with the aim of protecting the environment and safeguarding social standards. Since April 2017, Audi has audited more than 600 partners at their production sites. At present, there is a particular focus on those suppliers that have been commissioned to supply components for the Audi e-tron. Starting in the fall of 2019, the sustainability rating will be a decisive factor in awarding contracts to suppliers.
The current focus is on suppliers of components for the Audi e-tron, which has its world premiere in September. With the brand’s first all-electric series-produced car, the company is also paying special attention to sustainable value added. If a partner does not meet the sustainability requirements, it must make improvements within a certain period of time. In this way, Audi supports its suppliers in making the processes at their locations more sustainable.
Audi has already rated a total of more than 600 suppliers of components for various Audi models and a further 400 are to be added by the end of the year. Starting in 2019, the entire Volkswagen Group will use these on-site checks to determine sustainability ratings for suppliers, with a direct impact on the awarding of contracts.