Sustainable entrepreneurial behavior, which takes responsibility for society and the environment as well as for the economy as a whole, is one of the fundamental principles of AUDI AG business activity. AUDI AG wants to underpin this interdisciplinary and very complex responsibility by establishing the Audi Environmental Foundation as a not-for-profit company. Voluntary action in the fields of ecology, social affairs and economics, which goes beyond the limits of legal obligations, is the core requirement for the commitment of Audi Environmental Foundation GmbH.


The foundation was founded on 1st December 2009 with its entry in the commercial register (HR) of the Ingolstadt District Court in Germany (HR B 5331).


The Foundation is financed by interest income from the investment of capital and donations.

Management Board

Dr. Rüdiger Recknagel (Spokesman of the Management Board)

MSc. Engineering in Process Engineering, Head of Environmental Protection at AUDI AG

Anton Poll

MSc. Business Admin and Tax Advisor, Head of Financial Statements / Accounting, AUDI AG

Dr. Rüdiger Recknagel (right); Anton Poll (left)

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees consists of the members listed below:

Peter Kössler
Chairman, Member of the Board of Management for Production and Logistics, Audi AG

Dirk Arnold
Head of Communication at AUDI AG

Dr. Julia Kuhn-Piëch
Property Manager

Peter Mosch
Chairman of the General Works Council of AUDI AG

Werner Neuhold
Head of Integrity, Compliance and Risk Management at AUDI AG

Prof.  Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Rommel (PhD in Engineering)
MSc Engineering, Process Engineering, Managing Director of bifa environmental institute GmbH

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
Founder and Director of Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Dr. Ralf Schüll
Head of general Tax Law at AUDI AG

Dr. Lutz Spandau
Deputy Chairman, Board of Management of Allianz Umweltstiftung (Allianz Environmental Foundation)

Prof.  Dr.-Ing. Peter F. Tropschuh (PhD in Engineering)
Head of Sustainability at AUDI AG