BMW Group pushes low-emission transport logistics
As part of the BMW Group's commitment to further reduce carbon emissions along the entire value chain, the company has joined the “Getting to Zero Coalition”.
The objective of this initiative is to use zero-emission cargo vessels from 2030. The Getting to Zero Coalition is a partnership between the Global Maritime Forum, the Friends of Ocean Action and the World Economic Form.
Maritime transport currently accounts for 50 per cent of the BMW Group's transport chain CO2 emissions. Globally, around three per cent of the overall greenhouse gas emissions come from maritime transport – and the trend is strongly upwards. As part of the Getting to Zero Coalition, the BMW Group now wants to achieve a total elimination of carbon emissions by using carbon-free fuels and new propulsion systems as well as optimising energy efficiency.
The BMW Group has succeeded in reducing the consumption of resources and emissions per vehicle produced by more than 50 per cent since 2006. In addition, all plants operated by the BMW Group and the three BBA joint venture plants in China will be supplied exclusively with energy from renewable sources from next year.
The BMW Group plants in Europe are already being supplied with 100 per cent green electricity since 2017.