With the ambitious goals of our "Ambition 2039", we at Mercedes-Benz are clearly committed to climate-neutral mobility.
For Mercedes-Benz, the Paris Climate Agreement is more than just an obligation - we are committed to its goals out of conviction. Mercedes-Benz has made climate protection a core element of its business strategy with the aim of making our entire new vehicle fleet CO₂-neutral across all stages of the value chain by 2039.
In the view of Mercedes-Benz, the decarbonisation of the entire transport sector can be advanced via three main regulatory instruments: effective CO₂ targets for new vehicle fleets, increasing quotas for the share of renewable energies and nationwide establishment of CO₂ pricing mechanisms.
When designing the new EU7 emissions standard, care must be taken to strike the right balance between effort and benefit during the transformation period. With regard to the revision of the Air Quality Directive, a political discourse is needed to reconcile desirable improvements with political and technological feasibility.
Following a Zero Carbon Technology strategy, Mercedes-Benz will be fully electric by the end of the decade wherever market conditions allow.
In addition to CO₂-neutral production and the switch to an all-electric vehicle portfolio, a closed loop of recyclable materials as far as possible is also crucial in order to reduce overall resource consumption.
We are working flat out to make Mercedes-Benz an even more sustainable company. Our industry is currently transforming like never before in its history. As a manufacturer of passenger cars and vans, we want to create added value for all our stakeholders in an economically, ecologically and socially sustainable way.
ESG criteria are an important guideline for our actions within the company. However, a prerequisite for assuming this responsibility is that we are competitive and remain competitive in the long term.
We therefore support both, the German Supply Chain Duty Act and the EU’s objective to create basis for future common EU-wide due diligence rules.
As an internationally active company, equal opportunities, diversity, openness and respect are some of the fundamental convictions of Mercedes-Benz. We show this in the way in which we think, act and communicate. Wherever possible and appropriate, we use gender-neutral language. In principle, all the terms selected of course include all genders and identities.