Germany – The document provides an update on the OEM’s sustainability strategy, targets and progress in 2015. BMW stated that it is “firmly committed” to the United Nations Global Compact, having implemented its ten principles since 2001.
“We have set ourselves concrete sustainability targets we aim to meet by 2020,” said Harald Krüger, chairman of the board of management at BMW. “Last year, once again, our projects and the measures we implemented brought us a good deal closer to these goals.”
According to the report:
- BMW’s Clean Production concept has reduced resource consumption at its plants by an average of 48.1% since 2006, saving €158m ($180m)
- The proportion of energy obtained from renewable resources increased to 58%
- The Efficient Dynamics strategy has lowered the CO2 emissions of BMW’s worldwide fleet by 39.5% compared with 1995 levels
- Expenditure on vocational and professional training increased by 5% to €352m.
The information BMW reported was verified by PriceWaterhouseCoopers.