Environment: Sustainable Production.
The BMW Group was the first major automotive producer to achieve the international environmental management standard ISO 14001 and the company's UK operations are committed to playing their role in promoting good environmental practice.
At Plant Swindon for example, a radiant gas heating system was introduced in 2008/9 to replace the old heavy fuel oil heating system. This enhancement was undertaken as part of the current product investment of £40 million investment in the development of Plant Swindon. The system has radically improved the working environment within the press shop, by reducing draughts, maintaining even temperatures at floor level and allowing associates to dress comfortably for the work they undertake. This has been achieved whilst also realising a substantial reduction in the cost both in £s and in MWh (Mega Watt hours) to heat the facility, with the subsequent benefit of circa 6,000 tonnes per annum reduction in CO2 output.
One of Plant Swindon's main focus for delivering environmental improvements, is understanding usage, and improving the ways in which waste is removed. Through understanding the supply requirements - what will be used, the plant can actively choose sources that will be both environmentally, and economically effective.
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
Under the UK's Modern Slavery Act 2015, we are required to
publish a Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for each
financial year, describing what steps have been taken to address
the risk of slavery or human trafficking occurring in our own
operations and our supply chain.
The Statement relating to BMW (UK) Manufacturing Ltd (Plant Swindon) can be found here: /media/104171/msa_swindon.pdf