At the BMW Group, we have a consistent approach throughout the company: deliver on our promises. For us, sustainability isn’t just a trend; it’s a call to action to act beyond the present and towards the future. We have dedicated ourselves to making a positive impact on environmental and climate protection. In 2012, BMW created a set of sustainability goals running through 2020 focusing on three distinct areas: products and services; production and value creation; employees and society. So far, we’ve already fulfilled or are in the final stretch of achieving almost all of them.
Sustainability is an integral part of the Group’s corporate strategy and business model, efforts that are recognized globally. In 2019, the BMW Group ranked among the top companies by renowned sustainability ratings as well as the only German carmaker to be listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) in the “World” and “Europe” categories. We are convinced that the success of any enterprise comes from your actions. Global challenges, such as climate change, motivate us to develop innovative products that provide forward-looking solutions.
As drivers of innovation, we are committed to taking a leading role among automakers. The BMW Group is avidly working to increase urban mobility through stakeholder engagement with cities, support for electromobility, emissions limits, and continued developments of regulatory frameworks and products. In 2019 alone, BMW delivered over 146,000 electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids to customers worldwide. That means we now have more than half a million electrified vehicles on the roads across the globe.
Furthermore, the Group is continuously incorporating new standards from the regulatory code and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into our overall objectives. The SDGs aim to ensure that economic progress is both environmentally friendly and socially equitable. We wholeheartedly believe that companies, governments, and other organizations each have a role to play in achieving the SDGs and are committed to supporting these shared endeavors.
Looking forward, the BMW Group plans to continue to expand our efforts globally. 2020 serves as a transformational year, as it marks not only the endpoint of our current sustainability goals but also gives us the freedom to implement even more ambitious strategies.
“Now, we are going even further: we have set ourselves ambitious targets to successfully tackle a variety of new challenges. For this very reason, we have decided to fully incorporate our sustainability strategy into the BMW corporate strategy. This will fully ensure that the company’s thinking and actions are aligned in a sustainable manner. For me, this is how environmental and climate protection can achieve a real impact – across the company and within society.” – Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management.
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