Sustainability is one of the core objectives for the BMW Group and is firmly anchored within the corporate strategy. At the same time, it can look back on a long tradition when it comes to the issue of how further advances can be achieved in sustainable management. The declared aim is a comprehensive approach with three pillars extending along the entire value-added chain: ecological, social, economic as well as a focus on the circular economy. Within this scheme, the development of electric vehicles is a crucial factor – but not the only one: for the BMW Group, sustainability extends from the supply chain, via development and production, and beyond to the end of the use phase of all vehicles.
- 01 The BMW Group has committed to complying with the Paris Climate Agreement and the accompanying 1.5-degree objective of Paris climate agreement.
- 02 The BMW Group has had all short-term CO2 reduction targets scientifically validated (Science-Based-Target initiative, SBTi) and, in addition to this, even designated still as the only car manufacturer (as of February 2023) a separate CO2 target for the supply chain.
- 03 Furthermore, the BMW Group has committed to the target of climate neutrality (SBTi “net zero”)
The new class will set new benchmarks for sustainability.
Production start BMW iFactory Debrecen, Hungary:
- no fossil energy sources for plant operations
- continouos extension of circular economy of materials and energies
- fully electric models
The saving of 40% CO2 over the entire life cycle of a vehicle means:
- 20% in the supply chain
- 80% in production
- 50% in the use phase
- In the year 2030, fully electric BMW and MINI vehicles are intended to account for at least 50 % of all deliveries.
It is the clear target of the BMW Group to become climate-neutral in accordance with SBTi. In order to ensure this, the company has defined specific targets and milestones for the year 2030.
SUSTAINABILITY IS A PERMANENT PART OF THE BMW GROUP STRATEGY.
OUR COMPREHENSIVE THREE-PILLAR APPROACH.
The BMW Group feels itself obliged to achieve the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement and reduce CO2 emissions over the entire value-added chain while observing all ecological guidelines. Forming the essential constituents are environmental protection, efficient management with the available resources and further development of the circular economy as a crucial core element.
The BMW Group sees itself as an enterprise and employer with social responsibility for its own employees and society. This is why it attaches great value to the health, diversity and development opportunities for its workforce. As a global player, the BMW Group is equally aware of its responsibility to society.
The BMW Group is aware of its economic importance and organises its corporate governance in line with responsible principles directed towards increasing the value of the business on a sustainable basis. Of key importance is compliance with the guidelines, which we view as the foundation stone for long-term success and which are firmly enshrined within our corporate culture. Through this approach, we aim to avoid financial damage and a loss of trust in us from the outset. Consequently, our handling of possible risks never loses sight of the future and the consequences for our company.
BMW GROUP REPORT.
INTEGRATED REPORT ON THE CURRENT STATUS QUO.
The BMW Group views its responsibility as lying in the sustainability, measurability and transparency of its reporting.
- Since 2020 we have been combining our annual report with our sustainability report to produce one single integrated report.
- In 2022, the BMW Group received the Building Public Trust Award for the best sustainability reporting among the DAX 40 companies.
- This combined report offers a precise overview of our objectives in the field of sustainability and also shows the annual targets achieved.
BMW SUSTAINABILITY RATINGS.
THE BMW GROUP AT ORGANISATIONS SUCH AS ECOVADIS.
The BMW Group views external ratings as a very important way of providing partners and customers with objective assessments. As a matter of principle, we therefore always ask that demands for external statements should be directed to the BMW Group press releases and BMW Group Key Account Managers in order to obtain a conclusive picture on specific topics or issues.
The BMW Group has a broad spectrum of instruments and services to support B2B customers in achieving their sustainability targets so that they can organise their vehicle in an even more efficient and sustainable manner. The Tool Fleet Data provide one of the examples of this: This tool offers a large number of services and provides various vehicle data for owners of a BMW or MINI vehicle fleet. Fleet data are offered in five modules and cover more than ten relevant application cases for fleet management. They range from mileage and contract management through to vehicle status and the provision of GPS positions. Service, maintenance and consumption are additionally included. As from 2023, three new service ranges on sustainability will additionally be included in the offer. The data can be accessed either directly by the website or flexibly by an interface (API).
FLEET DATA – THE NEW SUSTAINABILITY SERVICES.
Evaluation and transparency for the CO2 figures in assessing the proportion of emission-free driving for PHEVs – potential analysis and recommendation for fleet electrification.
BMW CHARGING SOLUTIONS.
Convenient charging at several hundred thousand public charging points in Europe with electricity from 100 % green energy. We also offer individual solutions for charging at home and at work.
MILESTONES IN THE FIELD OF SUSTAINABILITY.
SUSTAINABILITY HAS A LONG TRADITION IN THE BMW GROUP.
The BMW 1602 Elektro is unveiled to the public as the first vehicle from BMW with an electric drive at the Olympic Games in Munich.
The BMW Group is the first automobile manufacturer in the world to appoint its own environmental officer.
Sustainability becomes a fundamental guiding principle in the corporate strategy of the BMW Group.
Membership of the BMW Group at the UN Global Compact. The first BMW Sustainability Report is published.
The technological developments of BMW EfficientDynamics on fuel reduction point the way to the future.
Sustainability becomes a permanent corporate target for the BMW Group.
Sustainability is an integral part of the procurement process and an essential purchasing criterion.
Definition of ten sustainability targets to be achieved by the year 2022.
The BMW i3 is presented to the public as a pioneer in electromobility.
Rating of the BMW Group via the EcoVadis platform.
Specification of ambitious targets for reducing CO2 over the entire value-added chain.
Sustainability is at the centre of strategic orientation of the BMW Group.
The BMW i Vision Circular as a pioneer of the circular economy. The first integrated report is published for the year 2020.
How is sustainability enshrined within the BMW Group?
The specific targets of the BMW Group are directed towards reducing CO2 emissions, increasing the efficiency of resources and further improving social and environmental standards. For this reason, clearly defined targets were defined back in July 2020, which are to be implemented by 2030. The spectrum ranges from topics such as CO2 reduction and electromobility via the circular economy, environmental and social standards through to social responsibility.
Our actions are directed towards fulfilling the aspiration of being the most successful and sustainable premium manufacturer for individual mobility. In order to achieve this target, we are a greater number of and increasingly more extensive sustainability solutions. At the same time, we aim to live up to our responsibility for maintaining social and ethical standards.
How does the BMW Group differ from its competitors on the subject of sustainability?
The BMW Group takes its all-round approach to the subject of sustainability very seriously. This is why all three dimensions of sustainability (environment, social issues, responsible corporate governance) are an essential factor in the decision-making for all projects. For this reason, we embody measures aimed at sustainability within the entire company, particularly from design, via development and production, through to sales. Furthermore, we use targeted measures to motivate our trading divisions to become more sustainable in different fields of activity.
Is the BMW Group a member of EcoVadis? How does it rank within the international industry-wide comparison?
The BMW Group is a member of EcoVadis and is among the best 2% within the rankings for the sector: the EcoVadis score (as of 11/2022) is 75/100, compared with an average for the sector of 45/100.