Areas of application in the automotive industry.

  • Main areas of application: Wrought and foundry alloys for the body, drive train, wheels and chassis
  • Other areas of application: Equipment options

Raw-material-specific risks.

  • Violations of human rights and the rights of indigenous peoples; specifically, endangering the rights of local communities, incl. through resettlement/land conversion
  • Negative environmental impacts, such as contamination (tailings), high water consumption and loss of biodiversity, closure of mines without usable restoration or further usage (subsistence farming)
  • Health hazards due to dust from mines and transporting bauxite
  • Corruption and weak rule of law
  • Violation of workers’ rights
  • High energy consumption and associated CO2 emissions (especially from smelting plants)

Measures taken by the BMW Group.

  • ASI Performance Standard certification of BMW Landshut Light Metal Foundry since 2019
  • Comprehensive ESG risk assessment to identify risks; primarily focused on critical stages in the value chain
  • Discussion of ESG risks with NGOs and critical stakeholders
  • ASI-certified aluminium identified as a share of total aluminium sourced; gradual implementation of ASI standards throughout the supply chain
  • Creating transparency and traceability throughout the BMW Group aluminium value creation network
  • Secondary raws: Identification of value and processing options of the recycling stream relevant for the BMW Group