The Future Forum is a platform that invites visionaries and experts from different industries and backgrounds to discuss future topics and promote an open dialogue with the audience.
In July, BMW Group traveled the globe virtually for „Sustainable Manufacturing Week“ at the Future Forum.
Joined by an international audience, we discussed how to create ecologically sustainable value in manufacturing as well as topics like social responsibility, green energy, and the circular economy. The discussion was broadcast live from the Future Forum at BMW Welt in Munich, Germany.
BMW Group wants to be the most sustainable premium manufacturer for individual mobility. At the same time, the company operates 31 production & assembly facilities worldwide and is active in more than 140 countries. How do you manage your CSR strategy with such a diverse landscape, and how do create & measure the impact you have?
For the first session, I had the privilege of speaking with Milena Pighi, Spokesperson for Corporate Social Responsibility, and BMW Group managers responsible for CSR at Headquarters, and plants in South Africa and Mexico about what social responsibility means to them.
On the second day, the focus was on sustainable production and the best ways to measure & improve overall sustainability in manufacturing.
To discuss these questions and dive deeper into topics like waste reduction, energy & water management, I was joined by Kristina Frank, Councillor of the City of Munich, CEO of the Municipal Waste Company (AWM), René Krahn, site & plant manager for Continental in Regensburg, and Armin Ebner, Head of Production System, Digitization Planning BMW Group.
These inspiring talks showed that sustainability in manufacturing is a complex challenge that needs to be approached at different levels and can only succeed if you build long-lasting and reliable partnerships.
All Future Forum events can be viewed on the BMW Welt website.