Climate Action

The BMW Group sources 100 per cent renewable energy in all European production sites

The BMW Group sources 100 per cent renewable energy in all European production sites.

  • 27 November 2018
  • Rachel Cooper

This shows the commitment of the BMW Group to reach the goal to purchase electricity worldwide exclusively from renewable energy sources from 2020 onwards (announced at the COP23/SIF17). It will improve the environmental performance of the company and match stakeholder’s expectations of supporting sustainable energy production. This initiative is consistent with the BMW Group’s commitment to producing vehicles with the lowest emissions possible.

This is not the first time the BMW Group has made a pledge of sustainability. Since 2016, their site in Austria has run on 100 per cent green electricity. In the meantime, they already achieved that the electricity purchased for all plants in Germany and the UK comes exclusively from renewable sources, meaning that all production sites in Europe purchase exclusively green electricity.

The BMW Group prioritise producing their own renewable energy, however, if this is not possible due to prevailing technical and economic conditions, they also purchase renewable electricity from local sources.

To support the use of renewable energy in the BMW Group’s supply chain, and as part of the Supply Chain Programme of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) where they have asked their suppliers to provide information on carbon dioxide emissions and reach agreements with them on increasing the share of renewable energy.

Together with Viessman, the BMW Group has created the Digital Energy Solutions to offer customers a head start and to generate a competitive edge – based on efficient energy management, sustainable solutions, and smart user concepts. Further information can be found here.

The BMW Group is Headline Partner at this year’s Sustainable Innovation Forum in Katowice, Poland on the 9th and 10th of December, find out more here.