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 sustainability 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. Thus, we not only work on sustainability along the value chain and manufacture our products with a special focus on electromobility, but also attach great importance to our social responsibility.

Because sustainability is not just a trend for us – we take responsibility here and now and take sustainability to a new level.

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.  

Adult education.

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.

Celebrating International Biodiversity Day.

On Monday the 22nd of May – International Biodiversity Day – we greened the area around our office with green TV gardener Lodewijk Hoekstra and Tom van de Beek and his pollinators. The aim was to ensure a more biodiverse environment, which benefits bees and other pollinators.

Biodiversity Day at BMW Group Netherlands.


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