At the BMW Group, we believe that sustainability means investing in our future.
Our approach is holistic, focused on implementing sustainability throughout the value chain and ensuring that sustainability is firmly entrenched within our company structures and practised by our employees. To achieve this, we are gradually refining our sustainability strategy and setting long-term objectives in clearly defined areas of activity.
We have steadily reduced fleet CO2 emissions with our Efficient Dynamics technology strategy over the years. Average emissions for our European fleet currently stand at 130 grams of CO2 per kilometre. With BMW i, we have made sustainable mobility a reality. Our customers now have a choice: with the BMW i3 and BMW i8, they can enjoy sheer driving pleasure with either an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle. We will continue to electrify our vehicle fleet – and this will help us reach our 2020 goal of reducing European fleet emissions to half the levels recorded in 1995.
Our understanding of sustainability includes efficient use of resources, as well as lower CO2 emissions. We achieved a major breakthrough in power consumption in 2014 and now obtain more than half our electrical energy worldwide from renewable sources.
By including sustainability considerations in all our business decisions, we create added value for the company. At the same time, we are demonstrating our commitment to international conventions such as the ten principles of the UN Global Compact. Beyond that – and this is crucial – we create innovations with tangible benefits for society.
Consistent action clearly pays dividends. The BMW Group has been one of the top-rated companies in major sustainability rankings for many years: we are the industry leader in both the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the Carbon Disclosure Project.
We believe that sustainable action makes our business model more competitive and secures our company's future growth.
Dr.-Ing. Dr. e.h. Norbert Reithofer
Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG