Climate Change

BMW Group

Brands and Associated Companies Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Mini BMW Motorrad
InfluenceMap Score
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Organisation Score
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Munich, Germany
Brands and Associated Companies
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Mini, BMW Motorrad
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BMW Group appears to be opposing several strands of climate change regulation that impact the automotive sector. Based on multiple evidence sources, BMW appears to have consistently opposed EU 2021 CO2 (g/km) standards. In 2016 evidence suggests it appears not to support GHG emissions targets, and has stated that such regulations lead to an increasingly difficult market conditions for the automotive industry. Evidence suggests it has also opposed CAFE and GHG emissions standards in the USA, in 2016. In 2015 its CEO, Dr Norbert Reithofer, proposed a delay in the implementation of regulations that further reduce the legally permitted level of CO2 g/km from 2025 to 2030. In 2014, he stated that the New World Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) emissions testing regime (that is due to replace the widely discredited current system in 2017) would be an "additional burden for the car industry". In 2015 BMW CEO Dr Norbert Reithofer also expressed his scepticism towards the prospect of the automobile industry joining the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). In 2014 BMW asked the Californian Air Resources Board for less stringent Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) standards. Nonetheless, BMW has stated its support for transitioning to a low-carbon economy and for policy measures aimed at expanding the roll out of electric vehicles through the German Government's 2020 electric mobility law. The company has publicly confirmed its constant engagement with political decision makers and representatives, but does not provide any transparent position in relation to climate policy. Dr Norbert Reithofer is on the [47521 board of ACEA, an automotive trade association opposing multiple strands of EU climate regulations and policy.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency NS 1 -1 NS NS NS NS NA
Climate Science Stance 1 2 NA NS NS NS NS NA
Need for climate regulations NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support 2 2 NS NS 1 NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation -1 NA 0 NA NA NA NS 2
Carbon Tax 0 -1 0 NS NS NS NS NA
Emissions Trading NS 1 NS NS -1 -2 -2 NA
Energy Efficiency Standards 0 1 NS 1 NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation 0 NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix 1 1 1 -1 1 0 1 NA
GHG Emission Standards 0 NS NS 0 -1 -1 NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships -2 NS 1 NA NA NA NS 1
Strength of Relationship

How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.