Audits are carried out on waste supplier companies, as are detailed monitoring of every item of waste and its method of disposal. Saleable waste such as crates, plastic, wood, paper, cans and glass are often sold to a waste disposal and recycling service provider. Hazardous waste and non-recyclable waste is often converted into refuse-derived fuel; the company bears the costs of transportation and waste detoxification done by service providers.
The group also adopts a holistic approach when integrating environmental consciousness in its business processes. The company’s strategy focuses on corporate environmental protection, supply chain sustainability, employee orientation and social commitment.
For instance, in the two decades between 1995 and 2015, the BMW Group succeeded in reducing the carbon dioxide emissions of its new vehicles sold in Europe by 40 percent. Technological and technical advances and innovations, such as the systematic expansion of alternative drive trains, have all contributed to the progress of such changes.
Their efforts at sustainability put the company in a position to engage in constructive dialogue with a wide spectrum of stakeholders. These dialogues help also to drive interest and commitment to sustainability across various parties. These include suppliers, civil society and policymakers.