Ursula Mathar named new head of BMW Group Sustainability and Environmental Protection department


Munich. Ursula Mathar will head the BMW Group’s Sustainability and Environmental Protection department, with immediate  effect.

In this function, she will report directly to Dr. Rainer  Feurer, head of Corporate Strategy and Planning, Environment, and will  be responsible for BMW Group sustainability strategy.

With a background in business administration and pharmacy, Mathar  most recently managed the Sustainability and External Reporting  department of Bayer AG’s central Environment and Sustainability division.

The BMW Group has a long tradition of sustainability and  environmental protection. The company was the very first automobile  manufacturer to appoint an environmental officer back in 1973. The BMW  Group has been listed in the FTSE4Good, one of the most important  indexes of sustainable companies, every year for the past ten years  and was the highest-placed automobile manufacturer in the CDP Global  500 Ranking in 2011.

The BMW Group has also been the most sustainable  automobile manufacturer in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the  past seven consecutive years.