The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, CPO21, held in Paris this year, is just coming to a close. Heads of state and other officials from around the world have gathered to discuss what can be done about climate change and how we can protect our one and only Earth.
As part of this conference, President Obama initiated the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, which BMW has joined. With this pledge, BMW has committed itself to ongoing climate protection and action.
“The American Business Act on Climate Pledge demonstrates our company’s public commitment to fight climate change by taking action,” said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America, in a statement. “With this commitment, the BMW Group further shows its intent to continue being a leader in sustainability across the entire value chain: from R&D to manufacturing to operations.”
However, climate action is nothing new for BMW. Since 1999, it has been the only automobile company to be listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World and has a long track record of sustainability.
BMW pledged to be the leading automobile manufacturer in North America to use renewable energy by 2020. It also will work to make its SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers facility in Washington State even more efficiency by lowering air emissions, achieving zero waste-to-landfill status, and reducing the environmental impact of chemicals used on site.