BMW Special Sales Sustainability Hub Overview More sustainable future of the BMW Group

THE FUTURE IS ELECTRIC, DIGITAL AND CIRCULAR.

THE FUTURE IS ELECTRIC, DIGITAL AND CIRCULAR.

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.

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BMW VEHICLE FOOTPRINT.

BMW Sustainability 2023 Vehicle Footprint Video

Change begins with transparency.

How can I find out the environmental footprint of my future vehicle? The BMW Vehicle Footprint is the answer. Four key sustainability criteria – CLIMATE IMPACT, EFFICIENCY, CIRCULARITY, SUPPLY CHAIN - and an extensive German Technical Inspection Agency-verified life-cycle assessment (LCA) can provide you with a comprehensive picture.

DISCOVER OUR HOLISTIC SUSTAINABILITY APPROACH AND THE i5.

CLEAR OBJECTIVES.

BMW Special Sales Sustainability Hub Overview Objectives 2025 Side view BMW vehicle standing

2025.

 

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
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BMW Special Sales Sustainability Hub Overview Objectives 2030 Man in silver heat protection clothing

2030.

 

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.
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BMW Special Sales Sustainability Hub Overview Objectives 2050 Man and woman in front of BMW concept car

Long term

 

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.

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SUSTAINABILITY IS A PERMANENT PART OF THE BMW GROUP STRATEGY.

OUR COMPREHENSIVE THREE-PILLAR APPROACH.

The declared target of the BMW Group is to cover all three dimensions of sustainability: ecological, social and economic over the entire value-added chain. Here these three pillars form the framework for action and jointly contribute to the set objectives. Along with the transparency of our objectives and results, this comprehensive approach is the fundamental basis for cooperation based on trust with our B2B customers.

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Ecological.

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.

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Social.

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.

BMW Special Sales Sustainability Hub Overview Economic Interior view BMW production and warehouse

Economic.

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.

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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.

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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.

SERVICES.

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).

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FLEET DATA – THE NEW SUSTAINABILITY SERVICES.

BMW Special Sales Sustainability Hub Overview Fleet Data BMW vehicle driving on road in front of mountain scenery
  • 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.

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Convenient charging in partnership with Australia’s largest EV charging network Chargefox. 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.

BMW Special Sales Sustainability Hub Overview BMW 1602

1972.

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.

BMW Special Sales Sustainability Hub Overview Milestone 1973 Green nature with BMW headquarters in background

1973.

The BMW Group is the first automobile manufacturer in the world to appoint its own environmental officer.

BMW Special Sales Sustainability Hub Overview Milestone 2000 Close up hand with green sprout in the ground

2000.

Sustainability becomes a fundamental guiding principle in the corporate strategy of the BMW Group.

BMW Special Sales Sustainability Hub Overview Membership United Nations Global Compact Logo

Since 2001.

Membership of the BMW Group at the UN Global Compact. The first BMW Sustainability Report is published.

BMW Special Sales Sustainability Hub Overview BMW EfficientDynamics skyline with sun

2007.

The technological developments of BMW EfficientDynamics on fuel reduction point the way to the future.

BMW Special Sales Sustainability Hub Overview Milestone 2009 BMW vehicle standing in green nature

2009.

Sustainability becomes a permanent corporate target for the BMW Group.

BMW Special Sales Sustainability Hub Overview Milestone 2011 Silver components in warehouse

2011.

Sustainability is an integral part of the procurement process and an essential purchasing criterion.

BMW Special Sales Sustainability Hub Overview Sustainability goals 2012 Bird's eye view of a production site

2012.

Definition of ten sustainability targets to be achieved by the year 2022.

BMW Special Sales Sustainability Hub Overview BMW i3 front view standing

2013.

The BMW i3 is presented to the public as a pioneer in electromobility.

BMW Special Sales Sustainability Hub Overview Since 2014 EcoVadis Logo

Since 2014.

Rating of the BMW Group via the EcoVadis platform.

BMW Special Sales Sustainability Hub Overview Objective CO2 savings

2020.

Specification of ambitious targets for reducing CO2 over the entire value-added chain.

BMW Special Sales Sustainability Hub Overview Focus sustainability

Since 2020.

Sustainability is at the centre of strategic orientation of the BMW Group.

BMW Special Sales Sustainability Hub Overview BMW I Vision Circular three-quarter front view standing

2021.

The BMW i Vision Circular as a pioneer of the circular economy. The first integrated report is published for the year 2020.

FAQ.

  • How is sustainability enshrined within the BMW Group?
  • How does the BMW Group differ from its competitors on the subject of sustainability?
  • Is the BMW Group a member of EcoVadis? How does it rank within the international industry-wide comparison?