For the eighth straight year, the BMW Group has been named as the world’s most sustainable automotive company in a ranking recently published by the SAM Group for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). The ranking lists three automotive industry companies every year, and the BMW Group is the only enterprise that has been present in the index for 14 consecutive years.
The BMW Group’s inclusion in the ranking is not surprising, as the company has firmly embedded sustainability in its culture and corporate strategy. It is of note that the BMW Group was the first carmaker in the in the automotive industry to name an environmental officer back in 1973. Eighteen years later in 2001, the group made a commitment to the United Nations Environment Programme, the UN Global Compact and the Cleaner Production Declaration.
The BMW Group also has a Sustainability Board, comprised of all members of the Board of Management and is charged of defining the carmaker’s strategic alignment through binding targets. The German carmaker’s positive rating in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index marks the second time in a week that it was acknowledged for its commitment to sustainability.
The BMW Group was listed in the Global 500 Leadership Index published recently by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). The German carmaker achieved its all-time best score in the index, scoring 99 of 100 possible points. It shows that BMW Group is not only a leader in the automotive industry but is also among the top three companies from all sectors globally.
“We strongly believe that sustainability is a key factor in the long-term economic success of the BMW Group. For that reason, we are delighted to be recognised once again by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. We are proud to be the sector leader in this important ranking for the eighth consecutive year– at the same time, it motivates us to continue to be a pioneer in corporate sustainability in the future,” said Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG.