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BMW's environmental stewardship lauded by Carbon Disclosure Project

The BMW Group achieved its best performance ever in the just published Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) ranking wherein the BMW Group was named number one automotive manufacturer, ranking 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).
Posted: September 15, 2011 - 4:07PM
Author: Don Bain

“Our corporate sustainability strategy is based on three pillars: economics, environment, corporate social responsibility,” stated Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management, BMW AG. “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.”

The CDP acknowledgement is one of the most prestigious ratings in the realm of sustainability. The CDLI analyses the 500 international companies in the FTSE Global Equity Index Series, and only the top ten percent make it on the list. The BMW Group’s rating further emphasized their long-term efforts in climate protection along the entire value chain. This rating also reinforces the BMW Group’s decision to embrace sustainability as part of its corporate strategy.

The Carbon Disclosure Project listing comes on the heels of the September 8th designation the BMW Group received as the industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI), making it the world’s most sustainable automobile manufacturer for the seventh year running.

The BMW Auto Group continues to win such recognition as a result of the development of fuel-saving, alternative vehicle concepts, clean production processes and green recycling practices. They take the concept of sustainability beyond climate concerns extending well beyond their plants. BMW AG is also involved in promoting education and road safety worldwide, as well as in projects to fight HIV and AIDS. They perform such services simply because they believe it is in their best interests to do so.