Based on our environmental strategy, protecting the climate is one of our key challenges because we have a special responsibility as a company that produces over 9.7 million vehicles a year. This applies not only to the production conditions at our own production sites, but also to the supply chain and the products over their entire lifecycles.
We consider climate change and the resulting risks and opportunities in all of our strategic decisions. These decisions are based among other things, on information provided by the CSR & Sustainability steering group and the Group’s CO2 steering group. A key instrument is the “CO2 Registry” management and analysis tool, for example. This analyzes every one of the Group’s vehicle projects over the entire production process with regard to their CO2 emissions, based on the requirements for CO2 savings laid down in our Group environmental strategy.
We established a Group Expert Network for Climate and Energy to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience between all brands and regions. The Network’s focus, alongside exchanging best practice approaches, is to discuss issues with international scientific experts (for example, representatives of the International Energy Agency) and other stakeholders (for example, the World Business Council on Sustainable Development).