Page Overview: BMW Group Sustainability Goals
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Sustainability goals

Sustainability goals.

The BMW Group aspires to be the most successful, most sustainable premium manufacturer for individual mobility. To achieve this ambitious goal, we are creating more and more, increasingly comprehensive sustainability solutions. At the same time, we aim to meet our responsibility for compliance with social and ethical standards. It is goals like these that our Board of Management and top managers are measured against. Because for the BMW Group, one thing is certain: We aspire to lead the way in sustainability. That is why we are taking responsibility here and now and putting these issues at the centre of our future strategic direction.

Oliver Zipse

We aim to extend our leading position in resource efficiency in production to the entire life cycle of our vehicles. The New Class is the latest large stride in this process.

Oliver Zipse

Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG

Our declared goals.

Our concrete goals are focused on reducing CO₂ emissions, increasing resource efficiency and substantially improving social and environmental standards. For this reason, we already established clearly defined targets in July 2020 that we intend to implement by 2030. The spectrum ranges from areas such as CO₂ reduction and electromobility, through circularity and environmental and social standards, all the way to social responsibility. What unites all these topics is our strong commitment to achieving the goals we have set together.

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We are focusing our efforts on realising another, even bigger reduction in CO₂ emissions of over 40 percent by 2030 – spanning the entire lifecycle, from the supply chain, through production, to the end of the use phase. Our goal is for the BMW Group business model to be climate-neutral no later than 2050.

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As a global company, we are committed to the highest environmental and social standards – within our own company and in cooperation with our suppliers worldwide. Our own guidelines, as well as international human rights and occupational safety conventions, are set out in the BMW Group Sustainability Standard for the Supplier Network.


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Our vehicles are developed in such a way that their components can be fully recovered and reused. We call this concept “design for recycling”. It means we are able to utilise valuable materials from the recycling process and thereby avoid consuming primary materials.

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We are focusing on massive expansion of electromobility. Around ten million fully-electric BMW Group vehicles should be on the roads by 2030. Reaching this goal will involve all areas of the BMW Group – from production to charging station infrastructure.

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We know how invaluable our employees are – and we show it. With our wide range of development and advancement opportunities, attractive workplaces, health initiatives and varied diversity programs, we offer our employees an environment that authentically reflects our high regard for them.

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As a global player, we are acutely aware of our responsibility towards society. Our targeted sustainable, social and intercultural commitment is designed to help people and cultures around the world come closer together and build a more effective understanding of social issues worldwide.

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Respect for people and the environment.

We are committed to respecting human rights and environment-related standards. Discover how we meet this responsibility within the BMW Group and throughout the supply chain in the “Our Responsibility” section.

Sustainable Development Goals.

We firmly believe that we as a company can make a significant contribution to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 SDGs form the centrepiece of the 2030 Agenda, the United Nations’ global action plan for a liveable future. With our sustainability goals, we are focusing, in particular, on the following five SDGs, where we can exert a direct influence and maximise our impact.

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