Next Milestone Ambition 2039: The global Mercedes-Benz supply chain is becoming CO2 neutral
- As part of the Ambition 2039, Mercedes-Benz is pushing ahead with the transformation to CO2 neutrality with a package of measures along the entire value chain. The supplier network is a key element for achieving the climate goals of Mercedes-Benz due to the higher energy demand in the production of fully electric vehicles.
- Markus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG; responsible for Daimler Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars COO: "With the electric EQS luxury sedan, which is already in the starting blocks for next year, we have already achieved important milestones in close cooperation with our partners - for example by purchasing CO2 neutrally produced battery cells. We are consequently pursuing this path: When awarding contracts for our subsequent electric vehicle platform - Mercedes-Benz Modular Architecture (MMA) for compact and medium-sized cars- we are already applying CO2 as a key criterion for the first time consistently."
- Gunnar Güthenke, Head of Procurement and Supplier Quality, Mercedes-Benz Cars: "Almost half of our approximately 2000 suppliers have signed an 'Ambition Letter of Intent' and are committed to supplying us with only CO2 neutral parts in the future. These companies account for more than half of the annual purchasing value of Mercedes-Benz AG."