BMW Group once again zone personality in Dow Jones Sustainability Index
World’s many tolerable automotive association for eighth uninterrupted year.
Munich. The BMW Group has been named a world’s many tolerable automotive association for a eighth uninterrupted year in a ranking published currently by a SAM Group for a Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). Among a 3 automotive attention enterprises listed any year, a BMW Group is a usually one to underline in a eminent index any year for a past 14 years.
“We strongly trust that sustainability is a pivotal cause in a long-term mercantile success of a BMW Group. For that reason, we are gay to be recognized once again by a Dow Jones Sustainability Index. We are unapproachable to be a zone personality in this critical ranking for a eighth uninterrupted year– during a same time, it motivates us to continue to be a colonize in corporate sustainability in a future,” pronounced Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of a Board of Management of BMW AG.
Sustainability is resolutely embedded in a BMW Group’s enlightenment and corporate strategy. In 2001, a BMW Group committed itself to a United Nations Environment Programme, a UN Global Compact and a Cleaner Production Declaration. It was also a initial association in a automotive attention to designate an environmental officer behind in 1973. Today, a Sustainability Board, comprising all members of a Board of Management, defines a vital fixing by contracting targets.
The certain rating in a Dow Jones Sustainability Index outlines a second arise in a week that a association has been recognized for a joining to sustainability. The BMW Group was also listed in a Global 500 Leadership Index published yesterday by a Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), achieving a all-time best score. With 99 of 100 probable points, a BMW Group is not usually zone personality though is also among a tip 3 companies from all sectors worldwide.
Further information on a BMW Group’s sustainability activities is accessible at: www.bmwgroup.com/responsibility
For questions, greatfully contact:
Kai Zöbelein, Sustainability Spokesperson
Telephone: +49-89-382-21170, Fax: +49-89-382-23743
Alexander Bilgeri, Head of Business and Financial Communications, Sustainability
Telephone: +49 89 382-24544, Fax: +49 89 382-24418
Media website: www.press.bmwgroup.com
Email: [email protected]
The SAM Group analyses a economic, environmental and amicable opening of approximately 2,500 companies and selects a best in any attention for a Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. General sustainability criteria are deliberate as good as industry-specific hurdles such as meridian change. The Dow Jones Sustainability Index was a initial tellurian sustainability index to be created, in 1999, and has given been published any year by a SAM Group, formed in Zurich, in team-work with Dow Jones Indexes and STOXX Limited. More information is accessible during www.sustainability-indexes.com.
The BMW Group
The BMW Group is one of a many successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in a universe with a BMW, MINI, Husqvarna Motorcycles and Rolls-Royce brands. As a tellurian company, a BMW Group operates 29 prolongation and public comforts in 14 countries and has a tellurian sales network in some-more than 140 countries.
In 2011, a BMW Group sole about 1.67 million cars and some-more than 113,000 motorcycles worldwide. The distinction before taxation for a financial year 2011 was euro 7.38 billion on revenues amounting to euro 68.82 billion. At 31 Dec 2011, a BMW Group had a workforce of approximately 100,000 employees.
The success of a BMW Group has always been built on long-term meditative and obliged action. The association has therefore determined 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. As a outcome of a efforts, a BMW Group has been ranked attention personality in a Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for a final 8 years.