Shaping the individual and sustainable mobility of the future and making a real difference with our work is not only our passion, but our daily drive! Embedded in the BMW Group strategy, our long-term goal is therefore to act in a more sustainable and climate-friendly way at all levels: ecology, economy and social.

To achieve this goal, the continuous development of sustainable solutions is a matter of course for us. And all of this can only be realised thanks to our courageous and passionate team. A team that, with its own joy in its work, strives every day anew for innovation, transformation and progress.



Sustainability at the BMW Group


A MINI driving past the Eiffel Tower.

The BMW Group is firmly committed to the Paris Climate Agreement and a member for the Science-Based Targets Initiative. Further, we have pledged to be climate neutral by latest 2050. 

Silver BMW car frame being built by machines.

The circular economy is vital to reducing emissions and conserving natural resources. The BMW Group aims to build new vehicles with 50 % secondary raw materials. 


The BMW Group continues to decrease their carbon emissions across all their locations. In 2022 the absolute carbon emissions generated were 7.9 % less than in the previous year.  

Adults learning in school.

The BMW Group champions social causes at a local level by working with employees and their local communities to achieve sustainable development and tangible change. 


Hand holding recycled materials in front of a larger pile of recylced materials.

In 2022, a total of 99.3 % of the waste generated by production was either recycled or recovered.

A deconstructed BMW car.

The BMW Group has organised over 2,800 points of return for end-of life vehicles in 30 countries and encourages the recycling and reuse of components and materials.

das Bild zeigt drei Mitarbeiter der BMW Group die auf einen Plan schauen.

The BMW Group pays strict attention to the extraction and efficient use of raw materials. Regular audits are conducted to ensure high standards throughout the supply chain. 

BMW Group fleet outside the Munich Headquarters.

We have set clear targets to reduce the CO2 emissions across the full lifecycle of a vehicle. By 2030 the BMW Group aims to reduce the carbon emission per vehicle produced by 80 %. 


A display of colourful vegan leather alternatives.

The BMW Group aims to further reduce CO2 emissions by using innovative high-quality leather alternatives and paints made with renewable raw materials. 

Three colleagues working on a laptop in front of a erlking.

Supporting and developing our employees is a key aspect of sustainability for us. Lifelong learning is therefore an integral part of everyday working life at the BMW Group. This includes numerous training opportunities, particularly in fields of innovation such as digitalisation and electrification.


Sustainability is a complex issue. Many aspects play a role in how and where sustainability is successfully implemented. Experts from different fields talk about their jobs, their idea of a sustainable world and where the BMW Group currently stands: What are the challenges we face? What new solutions are there? And how do we successfully approach sustainable development and protect our environment?

Anna im Sustainability Interview


"I am excited that this transformation is happening and that I can be part of it. It really gives my work and my daily life a purpose."

Samira im Sustainability Interview


"I am happy and proud at the same time to be part of this transformation as I really have a passion for technical innovations and for transformation projects."

Daniela im Sustainability Interview


"Sustainability is leading the industry, and thus also our company. So, I personally truly believe that sustainability is our leading topic in the future."

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