BMW Named Most Sustainable Automotive Manufacturer for the 7th Straight Year

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From its cars to the way it manufactures them, BMW has a long history of environmental consciousness. And for the 7th straight year it ‘s being honored at the best within the automotive industry when it comes to sustainability.

Official Release: The BMW Group has once again been named the automotive industry’s sector leader in the ranking published today by the SAM Group for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). The BMW Group has therefore been the world’s most sustainable automobile manufacturer for seven consecutive years. The BMW Group is also the only company in the automotive industry to be listed in this family of indexes every year since it was established in 1999.

“The success of the BMW Group is built on a long-term approach and responsible action. We are pleased to be recognised by the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes,” said Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG. “Being ranked sector leader for the last seven years underscores our corporate strategy and approach. I would like to thank all of our company’s 95,000 employees whose day-to-day work makes this progress possible,” added Reithofer.

Sustainability is an integral part of the BMW Group’s corporate strategy. The company appointed an environmental officer back in 1973 – the automotive industry’s first. Since then, the company has systematically refined its concept of sustainability. In 2009, corporate sustainability was firmly established as a corporate target at Group level. Today, the Sustainability Board, comprising all members of the Board of Management, defines the strategic alignment through binding internal targets, and the Executive Sustainability Committee paves the way for implementation in the relevant divisions. Further information on the BMW Group’s sustainability activities is available at: www.bmwgroup.com/responsibility

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  • So what does this mean? They are the most “green” of the auto companies?

    • Adam

      What it means is, BMW is the most effecitent energy wise while building cars. BMW recycles alloys and plastics with in its factories, to be melted down into other parts. Some of it’s factories i.e. The new carbon fiber plant in Moses lake use hydro electric power and other methods to reduce usage of grid power or fuel energy. If you have an hour to spend go watch the National Geographic Ultimate Factories special on BMW, it shows and explains alot of what I said.

    • Adam

      What it means is, BMW is the most effecitent energy wise while building cars. BMW recycles alloys and plastics with in its factories, to be melted down into other parts. Some of it’s factories i.e. The new carbon fiber plant in Moses lake use hydro electric power and other methods to reduce usage of grid power or fuel energy. If you have an hour to spend go watch the National Geographic Ultimate Factories special on BMW, it shows and explains alot of what I said.

  • So BMW is the Apple of car companies “eco friendly” wise