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.