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• Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) manufactures cars, motorcycles, and vans as well as aircraft engines and motorcycle apparel.

• BMW has made innovations such as the recycling of methane gas to fuel 25 percent of its manufacturing operations, and using flax, hemp, jute, and other natural fibers as a base for its interior components.

• BMW has been plagued with poor emissions ratings for both its compact and large vehicles.

• BMW's slowness in responding to the problems of pollution and climate change means that, despite a partnership with GM and DaimlerChrysler to develop full hybrid systems for vehicles, the company is far from being a sustainability leader.

• Visit Go Green to learn about more sustainable ways to travel.

-- Profile Updated 06/30/2010

About BMW


Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) manufactures cars, motorcycles, and vans as well as aircraft engines and motorcycle apparel. Headquartered in Munich Germany, the company employs 105,798 people and reported over $55 billion in sales for FY 2005.

Affiliates

- Bavaria Lloyd Reisebuero GmbH - Munich, Germany
- Bavaria Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH - Munich, Germany
- BMW (GB) Ltd. - Bracknell, United Kingdom

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- BMW (GB) Ltd. - Bracknell, United Kingdom
- BMW (South Africa) Pty. Ltd. - Midrand, South Africa
- BMW (US) Holding Corporation - Wilmington, DE
- BMW Australia Ltd. - Melbourne, Australia
- BMW Austria Gesellschaft m.b.H. - Salzburg, Austria
- BMW Bank of North America - Woodcliff Lake, NJ
- BMW Bank of North America Inc. (Division) - Salt Lake City, UT
- BMW Canada Inc. - Whitby, Canada
- BMW Financial Services GmbH - Munich, Germany
- BMW Financial Services Na L.L.C (Subsidiary) - Woodcliff Lake, NJ
- BMW France S.A. - Saint Quentin, France
- BMW Group Belgium - Bornem, Belgium
- BMW Holding B.V. - Rijswijk, Netherlands
- BMW Iberica S.A. - Madrid, Spain
- BMW Ingenieur Zentrum GmbH & Co. - Munich, Germany
- BMW Italia S.p.A. - San Donato Milanese, Italy
- BMW Japan Corp. - Chiba, Japan
- BMW Leasing Corp. - Dublin, OH
- BMW M GmbH - Munich, Germany
- BMW Manufacturing Corporation - Greer, SC
- BMW Maschinenfabrik Spandau GmbH - Berlin, Germany
- BMW Motoren Ges.m.b.H. - Steyr, Austria
- BMW Nederland B.V. - Rijswijk, Netherlands
- BMW New Zealand Ltd. - Auckland, New Zealand
- BMW of America LLC - Woodcliff Lake, NJ
- BMW of Manhattan Inc. (Subsidiary) - New York, NY
- BMW of North America Inc. - Woodcliff Lake, NJ
- BMW of North America, Inc.-Eastern Region - Montvale, NJ
- BMW Sverige AB - Solna, Sweden
- BMW Technik GmbH - Munich, Germany
- Designworks USA (Subsidiary) - Newbury Park, CA
- Solutience Inc - Greenville, SC
- Westchester BMW Inc. (Subsidiary) - White Plains, NY

Contact BMW


BMW
Auburn Hills, MI 48326 USA

Phone: 248 576 5741

Web: www.bmw.com

Alerts

Environment

The European Federation for Transport and Environment examined the progress car brands made in cutting greenhouse gas emissions in…

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The European Federation for Transport and Environment examined the progress car brands made in cutting greenhouse gas emissions in a report entitled, “How Clean is Your Car Brand?” In 1998, members of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (Acea) pledged to reduce the average CO2 emissions for new cars to 0.43 pounds per mile within 10 years. According to the report, three-quarters of the 20 brands surveyed were not on track with CO2 reduction. BMW’s progress has been limited. As of thus far, the car company has only achieved 40 percent of the emissions target.

-- European Federation for Transport and Environment, 10/25/2006

Source URL: www.transportenvironment.org/docs/Publications/2006/2006-10_how_clean_...


According to a study conducted by the Swedish motor magazine, Teknikens Varld, of the 76 models sold in Sweden, big BMWs are among…

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According to a study conducted by the Swedish motor magazine, Teknikens Varld, of the 76 models sold in Sweden, big BMWs are among the worst polluters. The test measured emissions of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and nitrogen dioxide as well as hydrocarbons, sulphur dioxide and other polluting particles.

-- Planet Ark, 09/07/2001

Source URL: www.planetark.org/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/12319/newsDate/07-Sep-2001...


Ethics and Governance

BMW received a "C" grade on the 2007 NAACP Economic Reciprocity Initiative report.…

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BMW received a "C" grade on the 2007 NAACP Economic Reciprocity Initiative report. The grade reflects a measurement of corporate America's commitment to the African American citizenry and other people of color. Companies were surveyed for their activity in employment, vendor development and contracting, advertising and marketing, dealerships and philanthropy.

-- NAACP, 07/15/2007

Source URL: www.naacp.org/advocacy/economic/eri_2007/auto.pdf


In July 2002 a federal jury awarded over $530,000 to a former BMW Manufacturing Corp.…

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In July 2002 a federal jury awarded over $530,000 to a former BMW Manufacturing Corp. employee who sued the company on allegations of gender discrimination and retaliation. A jury found that the company willfully paid the woman less than other male employees for equal work, which is a lesser charge than gender discrimination. Jurors also found the company guilty of retaliation charges.

-- WAGE Project, 07/05/2000

Source URL: www.wageproject.org/sexdiscDB/sexdiscDB.php?mode=full&id=148