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BMW AG is a major German auto manufacturer operating globally with sales of over 2 million vehicles in 2017. Its market capitalisation was valued at nearly US$55 billion in the same year. The company is well known for large saloon passenger vehicles and the BMW i range of electric vehicles. Some of its models include the 3 Series, X5 SUV and i3 hatchback.

Ranking position
#2 /25
Total score
13.0 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
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Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-25)


1.6 /3 #6

Material Investment

0.4 /0.4 #1

Intangible Investment

1.2 /2.4 #10

Sold product performance

6.4 /7 #6


1.3 /2.2 #4


0.3 /1.2 #8


0.8 /0.8 #1

Policy Engagement

0.6 /1.2 #5

Business Model

0.5 /1.8 #11
Total score 13.0 /20 #2

Leading practices

Risks and opportunities


BMW is awarded a trend score of +. If the company were reassessed in the near term, its score would most likely improve. BMW’s emissions are due to continue decreasing at a considerable rate, primarily as a result of its growing low-carbon vehicle sales. The company’s engagement with consumers is focussed on promoting its Design + Autonomous Driving + Connectivity + Electrification + Services (D+ACES). Moreover, BMW is reducing structural barriers to these advanced vehicles from entering the market through its joint technology consortium on sustainable battery supply chains with Northolt and Unicore and through its IONITY joint venture for high-power charging with Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen. The company is combining auto manufacturing with innovative mobility solutions, such as the SHARE NOW programme, the 360° ELECTRIC product and service package, and the Neue Mobilität Berlin alternative mobility project.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

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  1. 2020
  2. 2021

More about the company

Munich, Germany
Ownership structure
Publicly listed
Group revenue (2017)
US$111.3 billion
Number of vehicles sold (2017)
~2.1 million light duty passenger vehicles
Market capitalisation (2017)
US$54.7 billion