Press release

Ingolstadt, 2011-03-23

Audi donates one million euros for Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims

  • The money is to be devoted to humanitarian aid
  • Human Resources Board Member Thomas Sigi: “A gesture of solidarity”
  • General Works Council Chairman Peter Mosch has announced a workforce donation campaign

Audi is donating one million euros to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The money will be placed at the disposal of organizations that are providing humanitarian aid in the affected region. The measure is the company’s contribution to a joint initiative undertaken by the Volkswagen Group.

Thomas Sigi, Member of the Board of Management for Human Resources at AUDI AG, comments: “We are still deeply shocked by the dreadful consequences of this severe earthquake and the ensuing tsunami. There are no words to describe the conditions that survivors are facing. We therefore wish to act by making a donation as a gesture of solidarity with the Japanese people.”

General Works Council Chairman Peter Mosch has announced a workforce donation campaign: “The sheer extent of this catastrophe is almost impossible to grasp, and my colleagues at Audi commiserate strongly with the victims in Japan. In the difficult period ahead we want to help them, and will shortly be cooperating with our colleagues at Volkswagen on a joint appeal for donations from the workforce.”

The money will be used to support rescue and aid measures in northeast Japan. It will be placed at the disposal of welfare organizations operating locally.

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