Electrification and innovations
For us as carmakers, climate protection is particularly relevant. We have been continuously increasing the efficiency of our combustion engines for many years. Our goal is emission-free mobility. With its sustainable 360-degree approach, our BMW i3 was a pioneer in electric mobility.
Today, we are the European market leaders in electric vehicles. In 2018, we delivered more than 140,000 electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids worldwide. We are electrifying all brands and model series.
Our four strategic innovation fields are consistently geared towards the future of mobility: automated driving, connectivity, electrification and services. In this way we are not just reducing emissions and increasing sustainability in individual mobility – we are also extending our customers’ digital world into their cars. All these are integral parts of our Strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT.
Efficient supply chain
We also make sure that we keep our environmental footprint as small as possible in our manufacturing processes. In Europe, we are already using electricity generated exclusively from renewable sources. By 2020 we want all our plants worldwide to run on green electricity.
In addition, we are continuously optimising our value chain. By signing the BMW Group Code on Human Rights and Working Conditions, we have made a clear statement. It focuses on equality, diversity, safety in the workplace and the protection of personal data. We also have our suppliers and sales partners commit to this code.
In 2018, we intensified our dialogue with stakeholders in the world’s urban centres.
In Los Angeles, Melbourne, Shenzhen, Rotterdam and Berlin, we analysed the effects increasing traffic has on those cities and which solutions can be provided by the BMW Group.
In this way we are improving the quality of urban life. It is crucial that the worlds of politics, business and society develop solutions together.
We are already implementing this collaborative approach by entering into partnerships in many areas. This ranges from our membership in the UN Global Compact and partnerships along the supply chain to product development alliances with new tech players.
The 2018 Sustainable Value Report shows once again that we make an invaluable contribution to our customers’ mobility and act for the common good and that we will continue to do so going forward. With innovations, courage and tenacity. For me, our Sustainable Value Report is not just a look back on what we have achieved already. It also provides a vision for our future – with clear objectives and measures that we are setting for ourselves and implementing.
Because one of the guiding principles at the BMW Group is always:
We take on responsibility!
Chairman of the Board of Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
Sustainable Value Report.
Sustainability management: key performance indicators.
Profit before tax in 2018.
CO2 emission reduction of BMW Group Automobiles (EU-28) compared to the base year 1995.
Investment in further education and training in 2018.