BMW Group publishes Sustainable Value Report 2017: “For us, sustainability means destiny viability.”

Posted on 19. Mar, 2018 by in BMW Canada

. The BMW Group done poignant swell in shaping
tolerable mobility in 2017. For a initial time, a organisation sold
some-more than 100,000 electrified vehicles in a singular year. Although the
commission of diesel vehicles in Europe decreased, swift consumption
was serve reduced – to an normal of 122 grams per kilometre. As
partial of a holistic proceed to decarbonisation, a vital breakthrough
in appetite supply was also achieved during a company’s production
locations. In 2017, for a initial time, 100 percent of a electricity
purchased by a BMW Group in Europe came from renewable energies. The
BMW Group also stretched a pioneering purpose in buying of relevant
tender materials for electromobility in 2017 – for example, by creation its
cobalt supply sequence many some-more transparent.


The new Sustainable Value Report 2017, that will be published to
coincide with a company’s Annual Report on 21 Mar 2018, provides a
minute overview of all contribution and figures. The summary is clear: The
BMW Group is committed to formulating tolerable mobility – from
suppliers, to production, to a finish of a car lifecycle.


“For us, sustainability means destiny viability – for a BMW Group
and for society. We know a hurdles and are rising to accommodate them.
We rise innovative mobility solutions that emanate additional value
for customers, a organisation and society,” pronounced Harald Krüger, Chairman
of a Board of Management of BMW AG: “The BMW Group doesn’t usually make
plan announcements – we also safeguard they are implemented.”


By focusing early on electromobility, a BMW Group has already
warranted itself a heading position in a marketplace for electrified
vehicles. In an stretched rival environment, it is a clear
personality in registrations of new fully-electric and plug-in hybrid
vehicles in Europe, with a marketplace share of 21 percent. The BMW Group’s
commission of a electrified car shred is therefore already
3 times a marketplace share with normal models.


This success in offered electrified vehicles also helped a BMW
Group make serve swell in decarbonising a product portfolio in
2017. Despite a dwindling share of diesels in core markets, a BMW
Group reduced a normal CO2 swift emissions in Europe to
122 grams/kilometre (previous year: 124g/km). Consequently, CO2
emissions are 42 percent revoke than they were in 1995. The aim
is to grasp a rebate of 50 percent by 2020.


“In line with a holistic sustainability strategy, a BMW Group is
focusing a meridian insurance activities not usually on products, but
also on emissions during a prolongation locations. The BMW Group’s
long-term aim is to grasp CO2-free prolongation worldwide”, says
Ursula Mathar, conduct of BMW Group’s Sustainability and Environmental
Protection. Another critical miracle in this instruction was reached
in 2017: For a initial time in Europe, all purchased electricity came
from 100-percent renewable energies. The idea is for all other
locations worldwide to follow fit by 2020.


A vast series of projects helped a BMW Group conduct a energy
resources some-more good in 2017 and continue to revoke its
CO2 footprint: For example, breeze turbines during a Leipzig
site safeguard that a BMW i3 is constructed regulating solely
CO2-free electricity. A new battery plantation during a same
plcae enables appetite from a plant’s breeze turbines to be
integrated into a energy grid. In this way, adult to 700 used BMW i3
high-voltage batteries are given a “second life”, that extends their
utility over a finish of a car lifecycle and saves resources.


The flourishing use of high-voltage batteries in electrified vehicles and
second-life utilization concepts places augmenting final on a clean,
pure supply chain. This applies, for example, to a raw
element cobalt. In 2017, a BMW Group became a initial automobile
manufacturer worldwide to publicly recover information on smelters and
countries of start for a tender material. The BMW Group is also
now operative with an eccentric partner to try how the
amicable and environmental conditions can be sustainably softened in a
indication cave in a Democratic Republic of Congo.


These and many other contribution and total on holistic doing of
a BMW Group sustainability plan in a areas “products and
services”, “production and value creation” and “employees and society”
can be found in a new Sustainable Value Report 2017.


The piece of tolerable development, as good as reporting
transparency, are also recognized by general experts: The BMW
Group is a usually vehicle manufacturer to underline in a rating
published by RobecoSAM AG for a Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
(DJSI) each year given 1999. In a rating gathered by a Carbon
Disclosure Project (CDP), a BMW Group once again warranted a highest
“A” rating for clarity and meridian insurance measures for the
eighth uninterrupted year. The BMW Group also achieved a tip “A”
rating in a CDP’s Global Water Report, that evaluates responsible
use of water. In a many new ranking gathered in 2016 by the
Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW) and a business
organisation “Future e.V.”, a BMW Group’s Sustainable Value Report
was named best sustainability news published by a vital German company.


The BMW Group has published tolerable value reports given 2001 and,
given 2013, only as an interactive PDF. The 2017 news was once
again gathered in suitability with a discipline of a Global
Reporting Initiative (GRI standards; extensive level) and meets
a criteria of a CSR stating customary in Germany in full. All
quantitative and qualitative statements in a 2017 news were also
accurate by an outmost auditing organisation (PricewaterhouseCoopers) under
a following criteria: materiality, stakeholder inclusiveness,
clarity, completeness, accuracy, trustworthiness and comparability.
Independent declaration was achieved in suitability with a ISAE 3000
Standard (International Standard of Assurance Engagements).



If we have any questions, greatfully contact:


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Kai Zöbelein
Sustainability Communications
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The BMW Group


With a 4 brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, a BMW
Group is a world’s heading reward manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides reward financial and mobility services.
The BMW Group prolongation network comprises 30 prolongation and assembly
comforts in 14 countries; a organisation has a tellurian sales network in
some-more than 140 countries.


In 2017, a BMW Group sole over 2,463,500 newcomer vehicles and
some-more than 164,000 motorcycles worldwide. The distinction before taxation in the
financial year 2017 was € 10.655 billion on revenues amounting to
€ 98.678 billion. As of 31 Dec 2017, a BMW Group had a
workforce of 129,932 employees.


The success of a BMW Group has always been formed on long-term
meditative and obliged action. The organisation has therefore established
ecological and amicable sustainability via a value chain,
extensive product shortcoming and a transparent joining to
conserving resources as an constituent partial of a strategy.





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