With the ambitious goals of our "Ambition 2039", we at Mercedes-Benz are clearly committed to net carbon-neutral mobility.
As an actor in the transport sector, the Mercedes-Benz Group supports the Paris Climate Agreement: It is convinced of the objectives of the agreement. Mercedes-Benz has made climate protection a core element of its business strategy with the aim of making our entire new car fleet net carbon-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, the balance between effort and benefit during the transformation period must be ensured. 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 all-electric by the end of the decade wherever market conditions allow.
In addition to a net carbon-neutral production and the switch to an all-electric vehicle portfolio, a as far as possible closed loop of recyclable materials 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 Group. The abbreviation "ESG" stands for "Environmental", "Social" and "Governance". In line with its sustainable corporate strategy, the Mercedes-Benz Group concentrates on a large number of activities in these areas. As part of its advocacy work, the Group is a driving force in matters of sustainability and climate protection. For the Group, one thing is certain, only if it operates responsibly can it be successful in the long term. We therefore support both the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act and the EU's objective to create a basis for future common rules on due diligence.
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.