Audi has taken its green responsibilities literally and planted a 36,000-tree 'reservoir' near its Ingolstadt headquarters in Germany.
The trees are planted on the site of a forest that was destroyed in 2007 by 'bark beetles, drought and severe storms' and covers six hectares. Audi plans to set up several similar projects at other European locations, including one on a four hectare site near its manufacturing plant in Hungary.
The project is being created in conjunction with the Technical University of Munich, who will be studying how much CO2 the forest consumes.
Audi is keen to stress that the plantation of trees is not intended to replace its green efforts and will continue to look at ways to reduce the company's CO2 output.