BMW Group most sustainable DAX company. Number one in 2011 Sustainalytics sustainability rating.

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BMWMunich. The BMW Group once again tops the list of DAX  30® companies. This was the finding of a cross-sector survey  conducted by Sustainalytics, the international rating agency for  sustainability. The BMW Group earned 83 out of a maximum 100 points  – confirming its first-place status from 2009 and improving its  overall score by almost nine points.

Arne Philipp Klug, sustainability analyst at Sustainalytics,  explains: “The reasons include the company’s strong  employee programmes and a supply chain management system geared  towards sustainability. The BMW Group also made further substantial  reductions in the CO2 emissions of its new vehicle fleet.”

Dr. Rainer Feurer, head of Corporate Strategy and Planning at the BMW  Group, was delighted with the result: “Our performance in the  Sustainalytics sustainability rating proves that our commitment to  sustainability is headed in the right direction – along our  entire value chain. Sustainability plays a crucial role for us and is  firmly established as part of our long-term corporate strategy.”

The BMW Group also won a number of major awards for its commitment to  sustainability last year. For instance, the company was named the most  sustainable automobile manufacturer in the Dow Jones Sustainability  Index for the seventh consecutive year. For the last ten years, the  BMW Group has been listed in the FTSE4Good, one of the most important  indexes of sustainable companies. In 2011, the BMW Group also took  first place among all automobile manufacturers in the CDP Global 500 Ranking.

The Sustainalytics study is conducted every two years and is  considered one of the most extensive studies of its kind. The  evaluation considers three areas: environment, social responsibility  and management. Around 80 criteria are evaluated at each company: from  social standards in the supplier chain to environmental aspects of  production. The criteria are weighted according to industry-specific factors.

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