Audi has defined its corporate responsibility strategy in five core themes for implementing the mission of corporate responsibility:
• Product responsibility
• Environmental protection
• Responsibility to employees
• Responsibility to society
• Responsible operations
The goals, projects and measures for these core themes are documented in the Audi Corporate Responsibility Report, where the degree of completion is indicated. In future, a report will be made annually with regard to progress, and the Corporate Responsibility Report itself will appear in a two-year cycle.
The over-arching goal is: all decisions within the corporation should be made under consideration of their economic, ecological and social aspects. Orientation will be provided by internal guidelines and codes, such as the Audi Code of Conduct, the Compliance Guidelines from the Audi Board of Directors, and numerous works agreements.
In February 2012, AUDI AG entered into the UN Global Compact as an individual enterprise. The corporation considers itself to be bound by the General Declaration of Human Rights, the Principals of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and the OECD, the Principles of the Declaration on Environment and Development made in Rio, as well as the UN Convention Against Corruption, and behaves accordingly.