Daimler AG is being included in the world’s most important climate protection indices as part of the organization Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).
The company has received the maximum 100 points in the “Climate Disclosure Leadership Index” and an “A” rating in the “Climate Performance Leadership Index”. The CDP analysts acknowledge the company’s efforts not only to develop sustainable products, but also to realize an environmentally friendly production and disclose its own environmental goals.
Each year the non-profit organization Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) founded in London in 2000 analyses the sustainability and climate change strategies of companies worldwide listed on the stock exchange, and their measures for the control and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The main focus is above all on CO2 management and reduction targets, together with the relevant measures and achievements. In addition, the CDP evaluates the emission data of the individual companies.
The company’s attitude of transparency in its environmental strategies is reflected in the “Daimler Sustainability Dialogue”. For five years representatives of Daimler management have come together regularly with the spokesmen of various stakeholder groups to discuss sustainability aspects at Daimler.
In addition to constant improvements to the individual vehicle models, efficient production contributes to a positive environmental balance too. In the last five years the CO2 emissions of the plants fell by 28% per car. This is the result of numerous measures: these include more efficient production technologies, optimized heating and ventilation systems, intelligent shut-off control for the production facilities and campaigns promoting energy-conscious behavior by employees.