Audi AG providing € 1 Million in emergency refugee aid

Audi, as a whole, is showing that it’s more than just an automaker, but a company who cares about its fellow human beings. At the moment, there is a serious crisis spreading throughout Europe, as refugees run from their homes to avoid war and conflict. Children are dying. Families are being separated. It is truly a crisis situation at the moment, as people scramble to find shelter.

Wel, fortunately, the good people at Audi aren’t going to sit back and do nothing while this happens.  “We must not and we will not stand passively by when it comes to helping our fellow human beings in this desperate situation. We Audi employees are always there to help when it’s important – and it’s more important now than ever before.” said Audi General Works Council Chairman Peter Mosch. To help out, Audi is making  € 1 million in emergency aid available for refugees.

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“We have been shocked by the great suffering of the refugees in Europe,” said Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG. “People at our doorsteps are in need – and we therefore want to offer help quickly and avoid red tape.” Audi will make the money available to local aid projects at Audi production sites. “ We are aware of how dramatically the situation of the refugees has developed locally,” said Thomas Sigi, Board Member for Human Resources “With the emergency aid we are trying to show our solidarity as well as practice social responsibility at our corporate sites.”

Through the Audi Volunteers (“Audi Ehrensache”) initiative, employees can now suggest regional projects they would like to implement in cooperation with charitable organizations. The Corporate Responsibility committees at each site will subsequently decide how to distribute the funds. The company has long supported its employees in their efforts to help refugees. Volunteers recently renovated homes for underage migrants and organized excursions for refugee children.

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It’s good to see Audi giving back to a good cause and helping people in need. It makes Audi more than just an automaker but a company that cares.

Nico DeMattia

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