BMW Group

InfluenceMap Score
D-
Performance Band
49%
Organisation Score
36%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Automotive
Head​quarters:
Munich, Germany
Brands and Associated Companies
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Mini, BMW Motorrad
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

BMW Group (BMW) appears not to support several strands of climate change regulation that impact the automotive sector whilst retaining high-level memberships to trade groups actively lobbying against these regulations. In 2018, BMW external affairs and sustainable communications Andreas Klugescheid stated that the company has ‘no question mark’ when it comes to Paris Agreement and decarbonizing transport. Despite this, BMW appears to emphasize concerns around the feasibility of greater ambition on vehicle CO2 targets in its disclosures. The company opposed EU 2021 CO2 (g/km) standards in 2013-2014 and, in 2017, BMW CEO Harald Krueger spoke publicly against the EU Commission's proposed 2030 targets, calling them "very very ambitious" and suggesting they will negatively impact jobs in Europe. Through its 2017 CDP response, BMW disclosed that it pushed for increased 'flexibilities' with regards to US CO2 fleet regulation. A consultation response shows BMW opposed the US EPA efforts to finalize the CO2 standards in 2016, which the company called 'extreme.' BMW has stated that, although it supports policy frameworks that focus on incentives and increased infrastructure to encourage the uptake of low and zero emission vehicles, it does not support more stringent measures such as sales mandates or limits on specific vehicle types. Speaking in October 2018, BMW’s chief of research and development questioned consumer demand for electric vehicles and argued that the world will have combustion engines “for a very long time." BMW CEO Harald Krueger is on the board of both the German automotive association (the VDA) and the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) that have opposed various strands of climate regulation for the automotive sector in Europe in 2017-2018. Likewise, BMW is a member of the US Auto Alliance that has lobbied to weaken the stringency of US CO2 and fuel economy standards.

QUESTIONS
SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency
NS 1 NS NS NS NS NS NA
Climate Science Stance
1 1 NA NS NS NS NS NA
Need for Climate Regulation
0 NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support
2 1 NS NS 1 NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation
0 NA 0 NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax
NS NS 0 NS NS NS NS NA
Emissions Trading
NS NS NS NS -1 -2 -2 NA
Energy Efficiency Standards
0 -1 NS 1 0 NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation
0 NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 NA
GHG Emission Standards
0 -1 -1 0 0 -1 NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships
-1 NS 0 NA NA NA NS NA
Climate Lobbying Governance
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
35%
 
35%
 
33%
 
33%
 
37%
 
37%
 
32%
 
32%
 
36%
 
36%
 
44%
 
44%
 
41%
 
41%

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.