Audi is moving quickly to provide €1 million in emergency aid for refugees, these funds will be used to support aid initiatives at productions sites in Brussels, Gyor, Ingolstadt, and Neckarsulm.
Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG said "We have been shocked by the great suffering of the refugees in Europe. People at our doorsteps are in need - and we therefore want to offer help quickly and avoid red tape." This donation will help fun local aid projects at the Audi production sites. Thomas Sigi, Board Member for Human Resouces, is aware of the dramatic situation unfolding locally and added "With the emergency aid we are trying to show our solidarity as well as practice social resposibility at our corporate sites."
Audi also run an Audi Volunteers Initiative that allows employees to suggest regional projects they would like to implement to aid charity organisations. These committees then agree on how funds are distributed. Audi has long supported its employees in their efforts to help refugees, for example volunteers recently renovated homes for underage migrants and organised trips for refugee children.
Audi are also considering ways to offer refugees are long-term job to help their situation. The main aim is to design the efforts to be targeted and charitable and in-depth discussions for this are in progress.