Top Story: BMW Group sets ambitious goal to reduce CO2 emissions by 2030

The BMW Group is underpinning its mission for sustainable mobility with ambitious goals for the reduction of greenhouse gases: At today’s Annual General Meeting, the company announced that it will avoid emission of over 200 million tonnes of CO2 by 2030. This is equivalent to more than 20 times the annual CO2 emissions of a city with over a million inhabitants, like Munich.    RE:THINK, RE:DUCE, RE:USE, RE:CYCLE – BMW Group makes circular economy central theme of IAA M mehr >>

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Environmental news: BMW Group sets ambitious goal to reduce CO2 emissions by 2030

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Audi to become first car manufacturer to launch second-generation prelube oils 05.05.2021

Environmental news: Audi to become first car manufacturer to launch second-generation prelube oils

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Way to Zero: Volkswagen presents roadmap for climate-neutral mobility 30.04.2021

Environmental news: Way to Zero: Volkswagen presents roadmap for climate-neutral mobility

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Renault Group signs partnership with Iberdrola 29.04.2021

Environmental news: Renault Group signs partnership with Iberdrola

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Ford Accelerates Battery R&D with Dedicated Team, New Global Battery Center of Excellence Named Ford Ion Park 29.04.2021

Environmental news: Ford Accelerates Battery R&D with Dedicated Team, New Global Battery Center of Excellence Named Ford Ion Park

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Renault Group places its environmental and societal strategy at the heart of performance 26.04.2021

Environmental news: Renault Group places its environmental and societal strategy at the heart of performance

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Earth Day: Lamborghini receives the Green Star 2021 award 22.04.2021

Environmental news: Earth Day: Lamborghini receives the Green Star 2021 award

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World Earth Day: Porsche action day for climate protection 22.04.2021

Environmental news: World Earth Day: Porsche action day for climate protection

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85,000 hours for climate protection: Audi employees support Volkswagen Climate Day 22.04.2021

Environmental news: 85,000 hours for climate protection: Audi employees support Volkswagen Climate Day

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BMW Group Celebrates Earth Day by Delivering More Clean Energy to California 22.04.2021

Environmental news: BMW Group Celebrates Earth Day by Delivering More Clean Energy to California

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SEAT S.A.’s sustainability ambassadors 20.04.2021

Environmental news: SEAT S.A.’s sustainability ambassadors

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Hyundai Motor partners with Healthy Seas to foster a sustainable future 13.04.2021

Environmental news: Hyundai Motor partners with Healthy Seas to foster a sustainable future

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Continental Tyre SA Receives Prestigious Energy Efficiency Award 12.04.2021

Environmental news: Continental Tyre SA Receives Prestigious Energy Efficiency Award

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Polestar 0 project: A truly climate neutral car by 2030 07.04.2021

Environmental news: Polestar 0 project: A truly climate neutral car by 2030

    Polestar 0 project will drive ‘design towards zero’ focus by eliminating emissions rather than offsetting by planting trees    Polestar CEO argues that climate neutrality requires a rethink of traditional approach, innovation and exponential tech crucial to success    Industry unique product mehr >>

Ford Wildlife Foundation expands its support for EWT through the People in Conservation Programme 06.04.2021

Environmental news: Ford Wildlife Foundation expands its support for EWT through the People in Conservation Programme

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Toyota Motor Europe invests in EODev to further expand zero emission hydrogen solutions 06.04.2021

Environmental news: Toyota Motor Europe invests in EODev to further expand zero emission hydrogen solutions

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SMMT: The emerging opportunity of urban last-mile deliveries 02.04.2021

Environmental news: SMMT: The emerging opportunity of urban last-mile deliveries

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Audi Sport is awarded FIA Three-Star Environmental Accreditation 01.04.2021

Environmental news: Audi Sport is awarded FIA Three-Star Environmental Accreditation

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Lithium water study in cooperation with University of Alaska Anchorage and University of Massachusetts Amherst 30.03.2021

Environmental news: Lithium water study in cooperation with University of Alaska Anchorage and University of Massachusetts Amherst

  The BMW Group and BASF commissioned a scientific analysis of the water use of different lithium mining methods in South America from the University of Alaska Anchorage and University of Massachusetts Amherst in late 2020. The study will investi mehr >>

Working towards strict IRMA standard for lithium mining 30.03.2021

Environmental news: Working towards strict IRMA standard for lithium mining

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BMW Group steps up sustainable sourcing of lithium for battery cell production to ensure rapid e-mobility expansion 30.03.2021

Environmental news: BMW Group steps up sustainable sourcing of lithium for battery cell production to ensure rapid e-mobility expansion

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MINI Plant Oxford and Imperial take another step towards sustainability with new fleet of LNG lorries 29.03.2021

Environmental news: MINI Plant Oxford and Imperial take another step towards sustainability with new fleet of LNG lorries

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SKODA AUTO takes part in Earth Hour for ninth time 29.03.2021

Environmental news: SKODA AUTO takes part in Earth Hour for ninth time

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Mercedes−Benz to source CO2−free electricity from solar, wind and hydropower from 2022 onwards 26.03.2021

Environmental news: Mercedes−Benz to source CO2−free electricity from solar, wind and hydropower from 2022 onwards

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Volvo Cars’ Daqing car plant powered by 100 per cent climate-neutral electricity 26.03.2021

Environmental news: Volvo Cars’ Daqing car plant powered by 100 per cent climate-neutral electricity

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Audi CO2 program: sustainable aluminum for Audi e-tron GT wheels 24.03.2021

Environmental news: Audi CO2 program: sustainable aluminum for Audi e-tron GT wheels

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World Water Day: SKODA AUTO impresses with sustainable water management 22.03.2021

Environmental news: World Water Day: SKODA AUTO impresses with sustainable water management

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Porsche Consulting helps companies unite business and sustainability goals 22.03.2021

Environmental news: Porsche Consulting helps companies unite business and sustainability goals

Economic success and sustainability belong togetherPorsche Consulting GmbH is expanding its consulting services for sustainability issues and strengthening its own efforts in the field. “Sustainability is becoming a decisive factor fo mehr >>

Audi plans to cut water consumption in production in half by 2035 21.03.2021

Environmental news: Audi plans to cut water consumption in production in half by 2035

Audi México has been wastewater-free since 2018        Closed water cycle at the Neckarsulm site by 2025        Peter Kössler, Board Member for Production an Logistics: “Our vision is to have closed water cycles at all our production sites” mehr >>

European CEO Alliance advocates for ambitious climate strategy 20.03.2021

Environmental news: European CEO Alliance advocates for ambitious climate strategy

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Latest figures confirm significant boost to sustainability at Bentley’s environmentally-friendly Crewe HQ 20.03.2021

Environmental news: Latest figures confirm significant boost to sustainability at Bentley’s environmentally-friendly Crewe HQ

    Latest environmental data confirms British marque is on course to become the world’s most sustainable luxury car maker     Positive advances against Bentley’s plans to reduce production-related environmental im mehr >>

Groupe Renault, Veolia & Solvay join forces to recycle end-of-life EV battery metals in a closed loop 19.03.2021

Environmental news: Groupe Renault, Veolia & Solvay join forces to recycle end-of-life EV battery metals in a closed loop

The consortium illustrates a new type of collaboration across the battery value chain to preserve resources, reduce carbon emissions and create value.Today, Groupe Renault alongside Veolia, the global leader in optimised resource management, and Sol mehr >>

MINI boost for Tiny Forest initiative 19.03.2021

Environmental news: MINI boost for Tiny Forest initiative

MINI UK has partnered with Earthwatch Europe to support the Tiny Forest programme, boosting biodiversity in urban areas and creating accessible green space for communities to reconnect with nature.A Tiny Forest is made up of 600 densely packed native trees in a s mehr >>

Goodyear strengthens commitment to sustainable procurement of soybeans 18.03.2021

Environmental news: Goodyear strengthens commitment to sustainable procurement of soybeans

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today announced a new sustainable soybean oil procurement policy that reflects its strong commitment to the responsible sourcing of raw materials. The company believes that, through this policy, it can help mehr >>

EBRD invests in PPC’s sustainability-linked bond issue in Greece 12.03.2021

Environmental news: EBRD invests in PPC’s sustainability-linked bond issue in Greece

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EBRD and Green Climate Fund extend cooperation by US$ 500 million 11.03.2021

Environmental news: EBRD and Green Climate Fund extend cooperation by US$ 500 million

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Porsche strengthens Sustainability Council 11.03.2021

Environmental news: Porsche strengthens Sustainability Council

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CAKE and West Coast EV announce joint venture 10.03.2021

Environmental news: CAKE and West Coast EV announce joint venture

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Audi Environmental Foundation honors research work - Interactions between humans and the climate 10.03.2021

Environmental news: Audi Environmental Foundation honors research work - Interactions between humans and the climate

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