Audi is moving quickly to help: the carmaker has made one million euros in emergency aid available for refugees. The company is using the funds to support aid initiatives at its production sites in Ingolstadt, Neckarsulm, Brussels and Győr. Through the Audi Volunteers (“Audi Ehrensache”) initiative, employees can suggest regional projects they would like to implement in cooperation with charitable organizations. The Corporate Responsibility committees at each site decide how to distribute the funds.
Currently, we are in the process of evaluating and selecting the projects suggested for financial support. Thanks to many dedicated Audi employees we continuously receive new projects. Some of these are already completed, others are still on their way, aiming to provide medium- and long-term help for those refugees who will stay in Europe. Audi volunteers recently renovated homes for underage migrants, organized excursions for refugee children or language courses for refugees, for example.
The automobile manufacturer is also considering ways to offer refugees long term job prospects. The goal is to design the efforts to be both targeted and sustainable. Intensive discussions for this are currently underway.