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Irvine BMW Confirms, BMW Group Once Again World’s Most Sustainable Automotive Company

For the 7th straight year BMW is being honored as the best within the automotive industry when it comes to sustainability


September 12, 2011 – Irvine, Calif. – Irvine BMW is proud to confirm, the BMW Group has once again been named the automotive industry’s sector leader in the ranking published by the SAM Group for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI).

    The BMW Group has therefore been the world’s most sustainable automobile manufacturer for seven consecutive years. The BMW Group is also the only company in the automotive industry to be listed in this family of indexes every year since it was established in 1999.

    BMW is pleased to be recognized by the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes,” said Darren Richie, General Manager.  “Being ranked sector leader for the last seven years is a remarkable accoplishment.”

Sustainability is an integral part of the BMW Group’s corporate strategy. The company appointed an environmental officer back in 1973 – the automotive industry’s first. Since then, the company has systematically refined its concept of sustainability. In 2009, corporate sustainability was firmly established as a corporate target at Group level. Today, the Sustainability Board, comprising all members of the Board of Management, defines the strategic alignment through binding internal targets, and the Executive Sustainability Committee paves the way for implementation in the relevant divisions.

    Irvine BMW’s helpful and knowledgeable staff, expert factory-trained technicians, state-of-the-art service department, comprehensive parts department and one of the nation’s largest selections of new, used and certified pre-owned BMWs have made Irvine BMW a landmark in Southern California’s automotive landscape. For more information about Irvine BMW, visit the dealership at 9881 Research Drive in Irvine, Calif., or online at

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