The BMW Group is expanding its commitment towards further reducing carbon emissions and making transport logistics more sustainable by joining the "Getting to Zero Coalition".

"Maritime transport is crucial for supplying the BMW Group's international manufacturing network and for the global distribution of vehicles," said Jurgen Maidl, Senior Vice President Production Network and Supply Chain Management at the BMW Group.  "We see the Getting to Zero Coalition of various governments, companies and other cross-sector stakeholders as a unique opportunity to continuously minimise carbon emissions in the maritime sector as well.  We are delighted to be the first carmaker to join this coalition and thus lead the way towards more sustainability."

About 50 percent of the BMW Group's transport chain CO2 emissions come from maritime transport.  The company will look for carbon-free fuels and new propulsion systems to bring that to zero.

The Getting to Zero Coalition is a partnership between the Global Maritime Forum, the Friends of Ocean Action and the World Economic Form