The BMW Group achieved its best performance
ever in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) ranking which was
published today. In the CDP Global 500 ranking, the BMW Group is the
number one automotive manufacturer and ranks in the Top 10 of all
participating international companies. Scoring 96 out of a
possible 100 points, the company is listed in both the Carbon
Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) and the Carbon Performance
Leadership Index (CPLI).
Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management, BMW AG
emphasises: “Our corporate sustainability strategy is based on
three pillars: economics, environment, corporate social
responsibility. Climate protection serves an important role in
this strategy. As part of our focus on climate protection, we
continue reducing vehicle and production facility emissions around the
world. By protecting the climate, society as a whole also
benefits and it just makes good business sense for the BMW Group.”
CDP is regarded as one of the most prestigious ratings for
sustainability. The CDLI analyses and evaluates the 500 international
companies in the FTSE Global Equity Index Series, with only the top
ten percent making it onto the index. The BMW Group’s rating
further acknowledges the company’s long-running accomplishments
in climate protection along the entire value chain. This rating
also reinforces the BMW Group’s decision to embed sustainability
into its long-term corporate strategy.
The company’s performance in the Carbon Disclosure Project is
the second time in one week it has been recognised for its commitment
to sustainability. On September 8th, the BMW Group was once again
designated the industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes
(DJSI), making it the world’s most sustainable automobile
manufacturer for the seventh year running.
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
not-for-profit international organisation which holds the largest
database of primary corporate climate change information in the world.
In order to reduce emissions and improve performance some 3,000
organisations around the world measure and disclose their greenhouse
gas emissions and examine the risks and opportunities arising out of
climate change based on the CDP standard. In 2011 the CDP surveyed
companies on behalf of 551 institutional investors holding assets
under management of USD 71 trillion.
The BMW Group
The BMW Group is one of the most successful manufacturers of
automobiles and motorcycles in the world with its BMW, MINI, Husqvarna
Motorcycles and Rolls-Royce brands. As a global company, the BMW Group
operates 25 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has
a global sales network in more than 140 countries.
During the financial year 2010, the BMW Group sold 1.46 million cars
and more than 110,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for
2010 was euro 4.8 billion on revenues amounting to euro 60.5 billion.
At 31 December 2010, the BMW Group had a workforce of approximately
The success of the BMW Group has always been built on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established
ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain,
comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to
conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy. As a result
of its efforts, the BMW Group has been ranked industry leader in the
Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for the last seven years.
For queries please contact:
Kai Zöbelein, Kai.Zoebelein@bmw.de, Press Spokesman Sustainability
Telephone: +49 89 382-21170
Alexander Bilgeri, Alexander.Bilgeri@bmw.de, Head of Business,
Finance and Sustainability Communication
Telephone: +49 89 382-24544