UNITED FOR MORE SUSTAINABILITY.
As a global enterprise, we see ourselves as an important part of society. Our attitude to nature and the community as a whole is defined by responsibility. Just like our behaviour, it determines how we are viewed. These are the standards against which we are measured.
6.2% of the people who work for the BMW Group have a disability – after all dedication recognises no differences.
The 150,000 colleagues who work for the BMW Group come from 110 nations – diversity is one of our key success factors.
In 2022, the BMW Group spent a total of €38.7 million on social affairs, education, science and the environment, as well as culture and sports.
SHAPING SUSTAINABILITY TOGETHER.
Experience fascinating new ideas for sustainability at BMW with the podcasts from our employees.
With us sustainability has many facets. In the sustainability series entitled “WIRkung”, which emphasises joint efforts to achieve an impact, employees present their contribution to the responsible further development of the BMW Group.
MORE BIODIVERSITY THROUGH BEES.
In addition to its sustainability targets, the BMW Group is also joining forces with its employees to pursue many small initiatives aimed at protecting the environment and species. Whether in Munich, Leipzig, Regensburg, Berlin or Dingolfing: various bee species and colonies have found a new home at different BMW Group locations in Germany. The idea originates from employees and provides an important contribution towards more biodiversity.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE BMW GROUP.
BMW GROUP REPORT.
You will find all the information on sustainability within the BMW Group, our targets and strategies in the BMW Group Report.
The BMW Group received the Building Public Trust Award 2022 for best sustainability reporting among DAX 40 companies. Once a year this award, which is given by an independent jury, honors credibility and transparency.
Commitment to sustainability is part of the philosophy of the BMW Group. As a company with a multinational workforce and locations on five continents, we are part of society and accept our responsibility. We are committed to intercultural communication, well-founded education for children and young adults as well as safety in traffic. The voluntary involvement of our employees makes just as important a contribution to the social responsibility of the BMW Group as does the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, an independent company trust.
Through the BMW iFACTORY, the BMW Group is presenting a revolutionary strategy for the automobile production of the future. Implementation of the BMW iFACTORY is taking place in all BMW Group plants around the world. At the same time, it is setting new benchmarks in matters of climate protection and competitiveness with flexible, efficient and digital production technologies. The pioneer project is the new plant in the Hungarian city of Debrecen, which is set to produce the fully electric New Class as from 2025.
The BMW Group views diversity as a strength. This is why we use training courses, talks and dialogue formats to create awareness among employees and management staff of the positive contribution that diversity is able to make within the company. Furthermore, the BMW Group promotes diversity and equality of opportunity in personnel development. Key principles such as protection against discrimination, equal treatment for all employees and respect in everyday business are firmly anchored in guidelines, which include the BMW Group Code of Conduct or the BMW Group Code on Human Rights and Working Conditions.
Through its social commitment, the BMW Group aspires to meet specific needs and achieve long-term impact. At the heart of these endeavours, we place projects that we are able to support in a targeted manner through our competencies. At our locations, we develop educational projects aimed at facilitating entry into the labour market for young people and thus opening up better prospects for them in life. In cooperation with the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC), we have been regularly presenting the Intercultural Innovation Award since 2011. The award is bestowed upon projects that seek constructive solutions for intercultural tensions and conflicts.