BMW tops Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes as world's most sustainable automobile manufacturer.

The Western Australian Sustainable Energy Association Inc (WA SEA) congratulates BMW Group for the fourth year in a row leading its sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI).

BWM Group, represented in Perth, Western Australia, by Auto Classic BMW, has been listed in the DJSI - an important collection of corporate sustainability indexes - every year since they were established in 1999.


"I acknowledge the strong commitment Auto Classic BMW has made to support WA SEA by becoming a Corporate Member," says Dr Ray Wills, CEO of WA SEA.

BMW Group's Board of Management defined sustainability as a key corporate principle back in 2000. BMW addresses sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and consistent conservation of resources are firmly anchored in the company's processes.

"BMW's leadership in this area is an example of how companies can provide the business part of the solution to climate change, to get the job done in a way that won't cost the Earth," says Dr Wills.

WA Sustainable Energy Association Inc. (WA SEA) Media Release - 22 September 2008

Media Contact:
Dr Ray Wills 0430 365 607

Editors notes:
1. BMW Group approach to sustainability is available at www.bmwgroup.com/responsibility.
2. Dow Jones Indexes details available at www.sustainability-indexes.com
3. WA SEA use a BMW 320 Diesel Executive from BMW's Efficient Dynamics provided by Auto Classic BMW for WA SEA's fleet. The BMW 320 Diesel (based on the Australian Government's Green Vehicle Guide) is currently the most fuel-efficient, conventionally powered, automatic passenger sedan on Australian roads, with consumption of 6 litres per 100 km, and represents BMW's continuing efforts to improve efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions across the BMW range. Two other WA SEA members who are contributing to the costs of operating the vehicle: BP will supply BP Ultimate Diesel via a BP card to fuel the BMW 320 Diesel, and carbon offsets via the BP Global Choice program to ensure the vehicle is carbon neutral; and the RAC are providing comprehensive RAC Insurance for the vehicle, as well as RAC Roadside coverage to complement BMW Roadside Assistance. Full details including images available from www.wasea.com.au.
4. The Western Australian Sustainable Energy Association Inc. (WA SEA) is a chamber of businesses variously promoting, developing and/or adopting sustainable energy technologies and services that minimise the use of energy through sustainable energy practices and maximise the use of energy from sustainable sources. WA SEA is supported by a growing membership of more than 190 industry members from a diversity of businesses including many of the key energy players in Western Australia. See www.wasea.com.au.

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