July 27, 2020 - Sustainability is part of the corporate values that we live by every day. Embedding it in our values was a first and important step a sustainable world. In order to further translate the importance of sustainability into concrete measures, Daimler Mobility AG committed itself to CO2 l locations worldwide by the end of 2022.
In the past months and weeks, COVID-19, and how we handled this challenging situation, has been predominant. This does not mean that other topics have lost importance. Climate change is one of the main challenges of our time. Politicians, companies, private individuals - they all bear responsibility in this issue. That is why Daimler Mobility is taking a forward-looking step.
Because the future of our world is at stake, we at Daimler Mobility want to act as a role model for sustainability and support sustainable actions at all levels: from our products to our locations. With this in mind, we have determined that our locations should be carbon neutral by the end of 2022 - worldwide.
As a financial and mobility services provider, around 96 percent of our global CO² emissions are generated in our offices, mainly through electricity consumption and administrative activities such as printing. The biggest lever to reduce our ecological footprint will be the use of green energy.
However, this does not solve the CO² emissions issue. We will deal with resources and CO² emissions at our locations by using the principle of 'Avoid. Reduce. Compensate'. It is a matter of avoidance and reduction. Whenever this is not possible, we will think about a possible compensation.
To push sustainability on all levels we defined different areas of action, e.g.:
- GREEN OFFICE: We are examining and implementing various initiatives at our locations, such as the use of green energy to realize our ambition as quickly as possible. Latest by the end of 2022.
- GREEN PRODUCTS: We already offer leasing or finance products for electric mobility. Our aim is to support the change in the way we drive with even more sustainable leasing, financing and insurance products.
- WE MOVE GREEN: With our sustainability initiative, to promote transparency on sustainability issues, we engage employees in dialogue, encourage commitment and make ideas and projects transparent.
Each one of us can contribute to become a more sustainable individual or company. There are different ways and means of doing this and we look forward to every participation in our activities.