Primary Climate Goal
BMW's target annual Scope 1 + 2 emissions for 2050 should be equal to 0 Kt = 0% * 835 Kt, according to the company's stated climate goal.
In order to achieve this goal, BMW would need to reduce its emissions at least by -29 Kt per annum over the period from 2022 to 2050:
-29 Kt = ( 0 Kt - 835 Kt ) / (2050 - 2021)
This translates into a -3.4% reduction in 2022.
The projected range shown on the chart is based on the Exerica's algorithm which takes account of both the company's stated goal and its past performance.
BMW aims to achieve net zero for Scope 1 + 2 by 2050
Science Based Targets initiative In October 2021 SBTi developed and launched world's first net zero standard, providing framework and tools for companies to set science-based net zero targets and limit global temperature rise above pre-industrial levels to 1.5 °C.
In October 2021 SBTi developed and launched world's first net zero standard, providing framework and tools for companies to set science-based net zero targets and limit global temperature rise above pre-industrial levels to 1.5 °C.
GHG emissions and Carbon intensity
Scope 1 + 2 GHG emissions (in tons of CO2e) divided by the company's Revenues (in USDm) for the same period
BMW reported Total CO2e Emissions - Market-Based Scope 1 + Scope 2 for the twelve months ending 31 December 2021 at 835 Kt (+26/+3.2% y-o-y). At the sime time, carbon intensity declined to 6.3 t (-0.7 /-10% y-o-y).
BMW's Scope 3 emissions was up at 121,705 Kt (
The company is committed to achieving net zero for Scope 1 + 2 by 2050, which translates into the estimated reduction of -29 Kt per annum over the period of FY2022 - FY2050. This target, however, has not been recognised as science-based (and as aligned with Paris Agreement) by the SBTi.
BMW also has a science-based goal that, however, does not appear to explicitly target a company-wide reduction in emissions in absolute terms. BMW Group commits to reduce scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 80% per vehicle produced by 2030 from a 2019 base year.* BMW Group commits to reduce scope 3 GHG emissions from use of sold products 50% per vehicle kilometer by 2030 from a 2019 base year. BMW Group commits to reduce scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods & services and upstream transportation & distribution services 22%per vehicle sold by 2030 from a 2019 base year. *The target boundary includes biogenic emissions and removals from bioenergy feedstocks. Auto manufacturers have two near-term target temperature alignments for 1) scope 1 and 2 emissions and 2) scope 3 category 11 emissions from use of sold products.