In the latest rankings released by the online platform “Corporate Register”, the BMW Group Sustainable Value Report took first place in two of the nine categories: “Best Carbon Disclosure Report” and “Credibility through Assurance”.
Almost 5,000 sustainability experts worldwide, including business representatives, consultants, investors, academics, government officials, NGOs and journalists, voted in the eighth Corporate Register Reporting Awards (CRRA’15).
Ursula Mathar, head of Sustainability and Environmental Protection for the BMW Group: “We are delighted with this success. As an automobile manufacturer, coming first in the category “Best Carbon Disclosure Report” means a great deal to us. We know that climate protection is a key issue for our stakeholders.”
The BMW Group has significantly enhanced its level of reporting over the past two years. All facts, figures and qualitative statements in the BMW Group Sustainable Value Report are now audited by an independent accounting firm. Mathar continues: “Our goal was to increase the credibility of our reporting. To now be named number one in this category of the CR Reporting Awards across all industries is a clear recognition of our efforts.”
In its Sustainable Value Report (SVR), the BMW Group provides stakeholders with extensive information about its sustainability strategy and progress in anchoring sustainability throughout the company. The report contains extensive information and figures on the BMW Group’s holistic approach to sustainability: from the use of innovative materials and technologies through entirely new vehicle concepts and the use of renewable energies in production to sustainability standards in the supplier network and responsibility for employees and society.
In 2015, the Sustainable Value Report was for the first time released in parallel with the BMW Group Annual Report for the Annual Accounts Press Conference on 18 March 2015 – demonstrating the importance of social, environmental and governance-related topics alongside the financial perspective.
The BMW Group Sustainable Value Report can be found online at: