Canadian market research company Corporate Knights evaluates the sustainability activities of companies around the world on a regular basis. A total of 4,353 companies worldwide with a market capitalisation of more than two billion US dollars were considered in the 2016 ranking. The 100 most successful companies were then listed in the so-called “2016 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100)” ranking. The BMW Group received the highest score among all the companies evaluated, securing first place.
“Sustainability is part of our identity. We have accomplished a great deal and set ourselves further goals for the future. Of course, winning ratings and rankings is not our main priority – but it shows that our activities continue to have an impact and that we are on the right track,” said Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG.
Corporate Knights considers a large number of sustainability indicators in its rating, including production resource efficiency, occupational safety and investment in research and development.
Toby Heaps, CEO of Corporate Knights, said “BMW Group is ranked number one in the world for its super efficient use of water, energy and lack of waste.”