Appendix

GRI Index

GRI 102-55

This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Comprehensive option. The relevant indicators are directly shown in the texts and combined in the GRI Index.

  • AR – Mercedes-Benz Annual Report 2021
  • SR – Mercedes-Benz Sustainability Report 2021
  • NFR – Non-financial declaration 2021 (part of the Mercedes-Benz Annual Report 2021)

This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Comprehensive option. The relevant indicators are directly shown in the texts and combined in the GRI Index.

  • AR – Mercedes-Benz Group Annual Report 2021
  • SR – Mercedes-Benz Group Sustainability Report 2021
  • NFR – Non-financial declaration 2021 (part of the Mercedes-Benz Group Annual Report 2021)

GRI 102: General Disclosures 2016

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

102-1

Name of the organisation

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
SR > Imprint

 

no

102-2

Activities, brands, products, and services

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
AR > Business model

 

no

102-3

Location of headquarters

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
SR > Imprint

 

no

102-4

Location of operations

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
Mercedes-Benz Group locations

 

no

102-5

Ownership and legal form

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
AR > Business model

 

no

102-6

Markets served

AR > Business model
AR > Automotive markets

 

no

102-7

Scale of the organisation

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
SR > Key figures Human Resources
AR > Business model
AR > Key Figures Mercedes-Benz Group
AR > Combined Management Report

 

no

102-8

Information on employees and other workers

SR > Key figures Human Resources
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

no

102-9

Supply chain

AR > Non-financial declaration

Our vehicles generally contain several thousand parts and components, and our supply chain is correspondingly complex. It comprises around 40,000 direct suppliers for production and non-production materials, with most of them based in Europe, North America and Asia. These suppliers in turn have sub-suppliers, and sometimes a supply chain can contain up to seven or eight sub-levels, with additional sub-suppliers on each level. With every innovation and every market development, the supply chain dynamically develops further — and this also occurred during the reporting period.

partially, NFD

102-10

Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
SR > Sustainable corporate governance
SR > Report profile
AR > Important events
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

102-11

Precautionary Principle or approach

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

102-12

External initiatives

SR > Partnerships
SR > Human rights
(PDF:) Memberships and participation

 

no

102-13

Membership of associations

SR > Partnerships
SR > Human rights
(PDF:) Memberships and participation

 

no

102-14

Statement from senior decision-maker

SR > Foreword

 

no

102-15

Key impacts, risks, and opportunities

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
SR > Sustainable corporate governance
AR > Risk and opportunity report

 

partially, Risk and opportunity report

102-16

Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
SR > Integrity and compliance
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

102-17

Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics

SR > Integrity and compliance
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

102-18

Governance structure

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

102-19

Delegating authority

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

102-20

Executive-level responsibility for economic, environmental, and social topics

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

102-21

Consulting stakeholders on economic, environmental, and social topics

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

102-22

Composition of the highest governance body and its committees

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
AR > Corporate Governance
AR > Combined Management Report
AR > Fundamental change in the corporate structure

 

no

102-23

Chair of the highest governance body

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
AR > Targets and comparison parameters of variable components of the remuneration of the Board of Management

 

no

102-24

Nominating and selecting the highest governance body

AR > Supervisory Board

 

no

102-25

Conflicts of interest

AR > Overall profiles of requirements for the composition of the Board of Management and the Supervisory Board

 

no

102-26

Role of highest governance body in setting purpose, values, and strategy

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
AR > Corporate Governance
Remuneration report

 

no

102-27

Collective knowledge of highest governance body

SR > Integrity and compliance
AR > Report of the Supervisory Board

 

no

102-28

Evaluating the highest governance body’s performance

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
Remuneration of the Supervisory Board
Remuneration of the Board of Management

 

no

102-29

Identifying and managing economic, environmental, and social impacts

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
SR > People
SR > Resource conservation
AR > Combined Management Report

 

no

102-30

Effectiveness of risk management processes

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
SR > People
SR > Resource conservation
AR > Risk and opportunity management
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

102-31

Review of economic, environmental, and social topics

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
SR > People
SR > Resource conservation
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

102-32

Highest governance body’s role in sustainability reporting

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

102-33

Communicating critical concerns

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

102-34

Nature and total number of critical concerns

SR > Integrity and compliance
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

102-35

Remuneration policies

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
SR > People
Remuneration report

 

partially, in separate Remuneration report

102-36

Process for determining remuneration

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
SR > People

 

yes, in separate Remuneration report

102-37

Stakeholders’ involvement in remuneration

Remuneration report

 

yes, in separate Remuneration report

102-38

Annual total compensation ratio

Remuneration report

 

yes, in separate Remuneration report

102-39

Percentage increase in annual total compensation ratio

Remuneration report

 

yes, in separate Remuneration report

102-40

List of stakeholder groups

SR > Sustainable corporate governance

 

no

102-41

Collective bargaining agreements

SR > People

 

no

102-42

Identifying and selecting stakeholders

SR > Sustainable corporate governance

 

no

102-43

Approach to stakeholder engagement

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
SR > Sustainable corporate governance
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

102-44

Key topics and concerns raised

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
SR > Sustainable corporate governance

 

no

102-45

Entities included in the consolidated financial statements

SR > Report profile

 

no

102-46

Defining report content and topic Boundaries

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
SR > Report profile
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

102-47

List of material topics

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
SR > Sustainable corporate governance
SR > Report profile

 

no

102-48

Restatements of information

SR > Report profile
SR > Sustainable corporate governance

 

no

102-49

Changes in reporting

SR > Report profile

 

no

102-50

Reporting period

SR > Report profile

 

no

102-51

Date of most recent report

SR > Report profile

 

no

102-52

Reporting cycle

SR > Report profile

 

no

102-53

Contact point for questions regarding the report

SR > Report profile

 

no

102-54

Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards

SR > Report profile

 

no

102-55

GRI content index

SR > GRI Index

 

no

102-56

External assurance

SR > Report profile
SR > KPMG auditor’s report

 

yes, partially

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

Material topics: GRI 200 Economic

GRI 201: Economic Performance 2016

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

AR > Objectives and strategy

 

no

103-2

The management approach and its components

AR > Objectives and strategy

 

no

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

AR > Objectives and strategy

 

no

201-1

Direct economic value generated and distributed

AR > Financial position
AR > Key Figures Mercedes-Benz Group

 

no

201-2

Financial implications and other risks and opportunities due to climate change

AR > Risk and opportunity report

 

yes, Risk and opportunity report

201-3

Defined benefit plan obligations and other retirement plans

AR > Combined Management Report
SR > Key figures Human Resources

 

no

201-4

Financial assistance received from government

AR > Refinancing

 

no

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

GRI 202: Market Presence 2016

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Remuneration report

 

partially, in separate Remuneration report

103-2

The management approach and its components

Remuneration report

 

partially, in separate Remuneration report

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

Remuneration report

 

partially, in separate Remuneration report

202-1

Ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage

 

Information about the minimum wages across countries in which the Group’s companies are located is not centrally available. The “standard entry salaries” are specific to particular groups within the workforce (e.g. industrial employees, university graduates, temporary workers during vacations etc.) As many of our companies are bound by collective bargaining agreements, and also because employee remuneration is market-oriented, the standard entry salaries do generally lie above the minimum wages.

no

202-2

Proportion of senior management hired from the local community

 

The proportion of senior managers who are recruited from a local community is defined locally in the respective sales market or at the production location. The percentage of managers in this category can currently not be determined centrally for the entire Group.

no

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

GRI 203: Indirect Economic Impacts 2016

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > Social commitment

 

no

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > Social commitment
SR > Social commitment

 

no

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > Social commitment

 

no

203-1

Infrastructure investments and services supported

SR > Social commitment
SR > Climate protection

 

no

203-2

Significant indirect economic impacts

 

Comprehensive data about the indirect economic impacts are currently not available. We are steadily working to improve our knowledge about indirect external impacts. As part of the materiality analysis conducted in 2020, we, among other things, comprehensively assessed the potential or actual positive and negative effects of our business operations on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

no

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

GRI 204: Procurement Practices 2016

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > Human rights

 

no

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > Human rights
SR > Human rights

 

no

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > Human rights

 

no

204-1

Proportion of spending on local suppliers

 

The cooperation with the suppliers at our locations is variable. It is governed by our central purchasing standards, which serve as orientation guidelines for the units that purchase production materials and non-production materials. Specific information about specific purchasing volumes cannot be provided by the current database.

no

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

GRI 205: Anti-corruption 2016

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > Integrity and compliance
SR > Integrity and compliance
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > Integrity and compliance
SR > Integrity and compliance
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > Integrity and compliance
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

205-1

Operations assessed for risks related to corruption

SR > Integrity and compliance
SR > Integrity and compliance

The information is not categorised according to the plant/business activity because the point of reference for our risk assessment is the level of the entity – in other words, the legal unit or the management unit. As a result of the risk assessment, the Mercedes-Benz Group assigns each controlled unit a final risk level that is based on all of that unit’s business activities.

no

205-2

Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures

SR > Integrity and compliance
SR > Integrity and compliance
SR > Integrity and compliance

A differentiation or break down of the data by region would not be meaningful because the Mercedes-Benz Group is organised by divisions and not by region.

205-2 a and d) This also applies to the Supervisory Board, the central controlling body of Mercedes-Benz Group AG.

205-2 b) The corporate principles and code of conduct are contained in the Integrity Code of the Mercedes-Benz Group. Compliance with all applicable laws, e.g. for the prevention of corruption, is one of the principles of conduct. The Integrity Code is binding on all employees of Mercedes-Benz Group AG and our controlled Group companies and is made available in the uniform rules and policies database. This is the reason why the information is not broken down by region and employee category.

205-2 c) We also formulate clear compliance requirements for our business partners via our Business Partner Standards. These also contain the fundamentals of anti-corruption activities. For strategic reasons, we do not communicate our business partners’ specific key figures regarding anti-corruption activities. The Business Partner Standards are published on the website and thus openly accessible to all.

205-2 e) We publish the absolute number of employees who were trained in corruption-prevention methods during the reporting year. The defined cycles for these training courses are oriented according to the regularly assessed need for them. This is based on criteria such as the business model, the location in a specific high-risk country, and the functions. Because of this systematic training strategy, the Mercedes-Benz Group does not believe that publishing the percentage of participating employees compared to our total workforce or breaking them down by region would be meaningful. Not all employees have the same need for these training courses, and therefore such figures should not be used as the basis for determining the rate of participation in corruption-prevention training courses.

no

205-3

Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken

SR > Integrity and compliance
SR > Integrity and compliance

205-3 a) The number of cases of corruption is reported in the Compliance management chapter. Additional information about the type of corruption is not provided. We do not give any details about the cases, due to the need to protect the privacy of the individuals affected and of the people who provide the information.

205-3 b and d) Generally, the Mercedes-Benz Group does not provide any information about human resources measures taken against employees. We are convinced that providing such information would contravene our employees’ personal rights as well as our duty of care as an employer. Because of the small number of cases of corruption that are publicly reported, it would be possible to deduce the human resources measures taken against individuals affected. Irrespective of this policy, the Mercedes-Benz Group does not receive any information about the outcome of any criminal proceedings against employees. The company is not a participant in such criminal proceedings. As a result, we cannot make any statements as to whether or not an accusation of corruption has been confirmed in criminal proceedings.

205-3 c) The Mercedes-Benz Group generally does not make any statements about the total number of confirmed cases in which it terminated or refused to extend contracts with business partners either extraordinarily or in connection with corruption. The underlying reasons for this policy are as follows: Because of the small number of individual cases — in relation to the entire sales network of the Group — it would be possible to identify the business partners in question in a certain region. Such a procedure would not be compatible with the professional confidentiality provisions regarding business partners.

no

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

GRI 206: Anti-competitive Behavior 2016

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > Integrity and compliance
SR > Integrity and compliance

 

no

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > Integrity and compliance
SR > Integrity and compliance

 

no

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > Integrity and compliance

 

no

206-1

Legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices

SR > Integrity and compliance
SR > Integrity and compliance
AR > Risk and opportunity report

 

no

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

GRI 207: Tax 2019

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

207-1

Approach to tax

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

207-2

Tax governance, control, and risk management

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

207-3

Stakeholder engagement and management of concerns related to tax

SR > Sustainable corporate governance
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

207-4

Country-by-country reporting

 

In line with OECD guidelines, the Mercedes-Benz Group AG (former Daimler AG) has been submitting to Germany’s Federal Central Tax Office a country-by-country (CbC) report as the Ultimate Parent Entity for the whole group since financial year 2016. The CbC report is distributed to all participating tax authorities around the globe on the basis of bilateral and multilateral agreements. Also in line with OECD guidelines, the current Council Directive (EU) 2016/881 and German tax law, the Mercedes-Benz Group chooses to forgo general publication of its CbC reports, as the required transparency vis-à-vis fiscal authorities, which are able to appreciate the content of the figures and data, has already been guaranteed.

no

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

Material topics: GRI 300 Environmental

GRI 301: Materials 2016

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > Resource conservation

 

no

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > Resource conservation
SR > Resource conservation

 

no

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > Resource conservation

 

no

301-1

Materials used by weight or volume

SR > Resource conservation

We are currently measuring the use of metals and non-metals in our vehicles. At the moment it is not yet possible for the Group as a whole to break down the total weight of its vehicles into renewable and non-renewable materials. In the future we want to continually expand the use of renewable materials and integrate them into our calculation methods.

no

301-2

Recycled input materials used

SR > Resource conservation

We are currently reporting the data at the individual vehicle level. Information on all materials and fleets is not currently available.

no

301-3

Reclaimed products and their packaging materials

SR > Resource conservation

No information about recycled products and their packaging materials is available, because our vehicles are delivered without any packaging material.

no

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

GRI 302: Energy 2016

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > Resource conservation

 

no

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > Climate protection
SR > Resource conservation

 

no

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > Resource conservation

 

no

302-1

Energy consumption within the organization

SR > Climate protection
SR > Climate protection
SR > Key figures environment

302-1 c) Our Energy Monitoring Tool also records energy consumption by the energy carriers that the Mercedes-Benz Group purchases externally. Other energy conversions within the plants to final energy in the form of (cold, heat, steam, compressed air, etc. (ii-iv)) are not specified further. The conversion losses are all recorded at the Mercedes-Benz Group.

302-1 d) Sold energy is recorded as a transfer to third parties and is already subtracted in the published energy consumption.

302-1 f) Energy consumption is recorded worldwide by a data collection tool and aggregated for reporting purposes. The data basis is provided by calculations or measurements. Expert estimates are taken into account for individual cases if calculations or measurements are not (yet) available.

302-1 g) Conversion factors are taken from location-specific calculations (e.g. calorific values) or derived from standard accounting standards.

partially, key figures

302-2

Energy consumption outside of the organization

 

Because there is currently no international guideline for the determination of energy consumption in Scope 3, we have no such data at the Mercedes-Benz Group at present. We want to create a possible data collection and calculation system in the medium term. We collect information about the energy consumption outside the Group indirectly via the Scope 3 emissions. Our ascertainment of the Scope 3 emissions complies with the international guideline according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.

no

302-3

Energy intensity

SR > Resource conservation
SR > Key figures environment

The specific values in the key figures tool are calculated on the basis of our consolidated production locations’ quotient of absolute energy consumption (excluding fuels) and the number of vehicles produced, with regard to the respective division. In the category of energy consumption we also take into account our production locations for major assemblies, components, and CKD vehicles. The unit figures only include vehicles of the Mercedes-Benz Group (excluding production from other companies).

no

302-4

Reduction of energy consumption

SR > Resource conservation
SR > Resource conservation

 

no

302-5

Reductions in energy requirements of products and services

SR > Resource conservation
SR > Resource conservation

 

no

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

GRI 303: Water and Effluents 2018

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > Resource conservation

 

no

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > Resource conservation

 

no

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > Resource conservation

 

no

303-1

Interactions with water as a shared resource

SR > Resource conservation

303-1 a and b) One of the central themes of our environmental management is the responsible use of water with regard to its sourcing, consumption, discharge, and effects due to wastewater and process water. Examples of our measures for the efficient use of water are described in the chapter “Efficient water utilisation”. The status of our international data regarding water does not currently allow us to provide a more differentiated overall account of process water-related impacts. We are planning to standardise and improve the data situation in the medium term.

303-1 c) We expect our suppliers to work with an environmental management system certified according to ISO 14001 or EMAS that includes relevant KPIs and processes relating to the topic of water. We require that our direct suppliers commit themselves to conforming to our sustainability standards, communicating them to their employees and their upstream value chains and ensuring compliance with them. This is intended to improve the water stewardship in our supply chain.

303-1 d) The Group Sustainability Board (GSB) is our central management body for all sustainability issues and reports regularly to the Board of Management. It works and decides on relevant sustainability issues, including water, and commissions the Sustainability Competence Office (SCO). The SCO coordinates and controls sustainability activities across the Group and acts as a preparatory and advisory body for the top management on the GSB. The GSB debates and takes decisions concerning sustainability topics. These include the Group's Sustainable Business Strategy and its implementation in the business areas.

303-1 e) For our production sites around the world, we have set ourselves targets for reducing water consumption per vehicle, for which we collect key figures on a monthly basis. The GSB regularly examines these key figures and the achievement of goals and is the top management body for this.

no

303-2

Management of water discharge-related impacts

SR > Resource conservation

 

no

303-3

Water withdrawal

SR > Resource conservation
SR > Key figures environment

303-3 a) The water comes from various sources, which is recorded by the production locations worldwide. That includes water from public utilities, well water, surface water, rainwater, and groundwater from site remediation. Seawater isn’t used. All amounts are for fresh water. This data is available in the overview of the key indicators of our corporate environmental protection measures.

303-3 b) The first analyses according to the WWF Water Risk Filter were carried out at some production sites in 2021. Figures for water abstraction in all areas suffering from water stress are not currently available.

partially, key figures

303-4

Water discharge

SR > Resource conservation
SR > Key figures environment

303-4 a) Wastewater flows are recorded at the production sites depending on the treatment technology. When collecting data at Group level, a distinction is made between direct and indirect discharge.

303-4 b) The status of our international data regarding water does not currently allow us to provide a more differentiated overall account of water discharge. We are planning to standardise and improve the data situation in the medium term.

303-4 c) The first analyses according to the WWF Water Risk Filter were carried out at some production sites in 2021. Figures for water abstraction in all areas suffering from water stress are not currently available.

no

303-5

Water consumption

SR > Resource conservation
SR > Key figures environment

303-5 a) The total consumption of water is recorded in our environmental data management system and shown in our key figures for corporate environmental protection. Information regarding water consumption is primarily included in the key figures for the specific water consumption per vehicle produced.

303-5 b) The first analyses according to the WWF Water Risk Filter were carried out at some production sites in 2021. Figures for water abstraction in all areas suffering from water stress are not currently available.

303-5 c) Water storage data is not collected.

no

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

GRI 305: Emissions 2016

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > Climate protection
SR > Climate protection

 

no

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > Climate protection
SR > Climate protection
SR > Climate protection
SR > Climate protection

 

no

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > Climate protection

 

no

305-1

Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions

SR > Climate protection
SR > Key figures environment
SR > Calculation and documentation of CO2 emissions

The base year 2018 for the CO2 reduction target was chosen according to the criteria of the Science Based Targets Initiative for the selection of a base year. Accordingly, the last year should be selected for which a representative database is available. In 2018 the Scope-1 emissions amounted to 650,000 tons of CO2.

The CO2 emissions from the use of fossil fuels at production sites of the Mercedes-Benz Group are accounted for and reported in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. The appendix "Calculation and documentation of CO2 emissions" explains the assessment approach as well as the associated assumptions and limits.

The data for biogenic CO2 emissions were not collected separately for 2021, because these emissions are only produced to a small amount. It is expected that Ambition 2039 will lead to an increase in the use of biogenic fuels at the company. Biogenic CO2 emissions are to be recorded accordingly in the future.

partially, key figures

305-2

Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions

SR > Climate protection
SR > Key figures environment
SR > Calculation and documentation of CO2 emissions

 

partially, key figures

305-3

Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions

SR > Climate protection
SR > Climate protection
SR > Key figures environment
SR > Calculation and documentation of CO2 emissions

The CO2 emissions from the use of fossil fuels at production sites of the Mercedes-Benz Group are accounted for and reported in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. The appendix "Calculation and documentation of CO2 emissions" explains the assessment approach as well as the associated assumptions and limits.
The data for biogenic CO2 emissions were not collected separately for 2021, because these emissions are only produced to a small amount. It is expected that Ambition 2039 will lead to an increase in the use of biogenic fuels at the company. Biogenic CO2 emissions are to be recorded accordingly in the future.

yes

305-4

GHG emissions intensity

SR > Calculation and documentation of CO2 emissions

 

no

305-5

Reduction of GHG emissions

SR > Climate protection
SR > Climate protection
SR > Calculation and documentation of CO2 emissions

See GRI 305-1: Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions for the explanatory notes regarding the selection of the base year.

no

305-6

Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS)

 

The legal regulations concerning the emission of ozone-depleting substances are complied with at all Mercedes-Benz Group production sites. However, we cannot exclude the possible emission of very small amounts of ozone-depleting substances. These emissions would be within the legally permissible limits, and we therefore do not separately collect the relevant data.

no

305-7

Nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulfur oxides (SOX), and other significant air emissions

 

Depending on the production processes, our production locations record the parameters NOX, SO2, particulate and VOC emissions in kg. However, no data concerning slowly degradable organic substances are collected at our locations.

no

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

GRI 306: Waste 2020

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > Resource conservation
SR > Resource conservation

 

no

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > Resource conservation
SR > Resource conservation

 

no

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > Resource conservation

 

no

306-1

Waste generation and significant waste-related impacts

SR > Resource conservation

 

no

306-2

Management of significant waste-related impacts

SR > Resource conservation

 

no

306-3

Waste generated

SR > Key figures environment

 

yes, key figures

306-4

Waste diverted from disposal

SR > Resource conservation
SR > Key figures environment

At present, no data is collected as to whether waste is treated for further processing on site or elsewhere.

partially, key figures

306-5

Waste directed to disposal

SR > Resource conservation
SR > Key figures environment

In general, the waste is collected by a waste disposal company and an approved waste processing firm then processes the waste at a different location.

partially, key figures

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

GRI 307: Environmental Compliance 2016

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > Air quality
SR > Air quality

 

no

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > Air quality
SR > Air quality

 

no

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > Air quality

 

no

307-1

Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations

SR > Air quality

 

no

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

GRI 308: Supplier Environmental Assessment 2016

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > Climate protection
SR > Climate protection
SR > Resource conservation

 

no

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > Climate protection
SR > Climate protection
SR > Resource conservation

 

no

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > Climate protection

 

no

308-1

New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria

SR > Climate protection
SR > Resource conservation

In 2021 we conducted a total of 805 on-site checks at suppliers of production materials in order to determine whether they had an environmental management system according to ISO 14001. In the medium term we are planning to cooperate even more closely with our suppliers and sensitise them to environmental issues.

no

308-2

Negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

SR > Climate protection
SR > Resource conservation

Due to the large number of suppliers, the complexity of the entire supply chain and the challenging task of gaining an overview, we cannot provide any absolute and percentage data regarding actual or potential negative environmental impacts by our suppliers. As part of our efforts to make our supply chains more transparent, we are also continuing to strive to gain a better overview of any negative impacts on the environment.

no

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

Material topics: GRI 400 Social

GRI 401: Employment 2016

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > People

 

no

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > People
SR > People
SR > People

 

no

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > People

 

no

401-1

New employee hires and employee turnover

SR > People
SR > Key figures Human Resources

Our human resources system does not currently track information on new employee hires according to age groups or regions.

no

401-2

Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees

SR > People
SR > Key figures Human Resources

 

no

401-3

Parental leave

SR > People
SR > Key figures Human Resources

Our human resources system does not currently track the total number of employees who were still employed twelve months after their return to work from parental leave or the retention rates of these employees. However, we have numerous measures in place to ensure job security as well as opportunities for further professional development for all of our employees returning from parental leave.

no

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

GRI 402: Labor/Management Relations 2016

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > People

 

no

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > People
SR > People
SR > People

 

no

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > People

 

no

402-1

Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes

 

According to the German Works Council Constitution Act, the works council must be informed about major operational changes in a timely manner. However, this Act does not define a precise deadline for providing this information.

no

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > People
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > People
SR > People
SR > People
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > People
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

403-1

Occupational health and safety management system

SR > People
SR > People
AR > Non-financial declaration

The Mercedes-Benz Group operates on the basis of globally uniform guidelines for risk prevention. Our occupational health and safety policy (A30.2) and our occupational health and safety guidelines serve as overarching, internationally valid Group regulations. They are based on international standards and national laws and emphasise the managers’ obligation to act responsibly. However, they also underscore the employees’ own responsibility. Policy A30.2 covers all Group companies. It is binding on all employees and members of governance bodies at Mercedes-Benz Group and all controlled Group companies.

partially, NFD

403-2

Hazard identification, risk assessment, and incident investigation

SR > People
SR > People

All of our employees have to take on personal responsibility for health and occupational safety by performing their work in a safety-conscious manner. We respect the employees’ right to withdraw from work situations in which they can understandably assume that they face a clear and present danger to their lives or health. In such situations, they are protected against unjustified consequences. Unsafe conditions and near accidents must be reported to the location’s manager and are addressed on the shop floor. We record information about work accidents, risks and near accidents in our systems medAS and SAFE. We have our employees contribute to the design of their workstations, their working environments and their work processes in order to continuously improve them.

no

403-3

Occupational health services

SR > People
SR > Key figures Human Resources

 

no

403-4

Worker participation, consultation, and communication on occupational health and safety

SR > People

At each of our locations we have established occupational safety committees in which employees can participate. At the Mercedes-Benz Group, temporary employees are subject to the same regulations as regular employees. Temporary employees can also raise issues in the committees.

no

403-5

Worker training on occupational health and safety

SR > People
SR > People

 

no

403-6

Promotion of worker health

SR > People
SR > People
SR > Key figures Human Resources

 

no

403-7

Prevention and mitigation of occupational health and safety impacts directly linked by business relationships

SR > People

In order to prevent and mitigate negative impacts on occupational safety in external companies, we adhere to a variety of safety regulations, such as our “A30 – Occupational Health and Safety” policy, as well as the applicable legal regulations. The process of instructing and monitoring external companies with external employees is being implemented as required. In addition, the Business Partner Standards (BPS) also describe safety and health-related requirements for the workstations of employees from business partners.

no

403-8

Workers covered by an occupational health and safety management system

SR > People
SR > People

The scope of application of the occupational health and safety policy (A30.2) ensures that all employees are covered by a management system for occupational health and safety. External companies are also instructed and monitored in this respect.

no

403-9

Work-related injuries

SR > People
SR > Key figures Human Resources

As part of our local risk management process for occupational safety risks, the Corporate Safety unit conducts safety risk management measures at our Group-owned production facilities. Together with Corporate Environmental Protection, safety engineers from the Corporate Safety Department conduct due diligence audits at all of our Group-owned production facilities every five years or so. The audit covers the implementation of our corporate policy for occupational health and safety; external employees and external companies are also included in the auditing scope. For reasons of confidentiality, the figures regarding risk management are not published.

no

403-10

Work-related ill health

 

Data on work-related ill health are not collected at the international level. For Germany, these data are held by the employers’ liability insurance association, which does not break down the data according to individual companies.

no

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

GRI 404: Training and Education 2016

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > People
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > People
SR > People
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > People
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

404-1

Average hours of training per year per employee

SR > People
SR > People
SR > Key figures Human Resources

We report key figures on training and professional development or qualification days per employee on average for the entire workforce. In addition, we also provide the average training days per employee for our female workforce. A breakdown according to other employee categories does not take place in the system.

no

404-2

Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs

SR > People
SR > People
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

404-3

Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews

SR > People
SR > People
SR > People

The exact percentage is not currently determined. We comprehensively ensure that our employees’ performance is regularly assessed by means of various measures at different management levels.

no

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

GRI 405: Diversity and Equal Opportunity 2016

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > People
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > People
SR > People
SR > People
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > People
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

405-1

Diversity of governance bodies and employees

SR > Key figures Human Resources
AR > Corporate Governance

 

partially, NFD

405-2

Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men

SR > People
SR > People

 

no

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

GRI 406: Non-discrimination 2016

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > People

 

no

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > People
SR > People

 

no

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > People

 

no

406-1

Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken

SR > People

For reasons of confidentiality, we do not publish any statistical information about cases of discrimination.

no

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

GRI 407: Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining 2016

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > People
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > People
SR > Human rights
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > People
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

407-1

Operations and suppliers in which the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at risk

SR > People
SR > Human rights

 

no

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

GRI 408: Child Labor 2016

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > Human rights

 

no

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > Human rights
SR > Human rights
SR > Human rights
SR > Human rights

 

no

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > Human rights

 

no

408-1

Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of child labor

SR > Human rights

 

no

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

GRI 409: Forced or Compulsory Labor 2016

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > Human rights

 

no

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > Human rights
SR > Human rights
SR > Human rights
SR > Human rights

 

no

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > Human rights

 

no

409-1

Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor

SR > Human rights

 

no

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

GRI 410: Security Practices 2016

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > Human rights

 

no

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > Human rights
SR > Human rights
SR > Human rights
SR > Human rights

 

no

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > Human rights

 

no

410-1

Security personnel trained in human rights policies or procedures

SR > Human rights

We do not currently record the percentage of employees who are trained in the organisation’s specific human rights processes and their application in the area of security.

In the area of security services, we work with service providers. These service providers are obligated to respect human rights in accordance with our sustainability standards. All of our external service providers have access to our Compliance Awareness module, which includes a special chapter dealing with corporate responsibility in the area of human rights. We do not publish any information (in absolute figures or percentages) about completion of the Compliance Awareness module by external service providers. We want to ensure that the relevant managers, their employees and the providers of security services are well-versed regarding the Group’s requirements with respect to human rights. To ensure this, we include these policies in the standard internal regulations and in the existing contracts with suppliers and providers of security services. We also continually review these contracts.

no

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

GRI 412: Human Rights Assessment 2016

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > Human rights
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > Human rights
SR > Human rights
SR > Human rights
SR > Human rights
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > Human rights
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

412-1

Operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessments

SR > Human rights
SR > Human rights
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

412-2

Employee training on human rights policies or procedures

SR > Human rights
SR > Human rights
SR > Integrity and compliance
AR > Non-financial declaration

The number of completed training courses is recorded. Because there are a number of human rights-related training modules, it’s not possible to give the number of employees or the corresponding percentage figure.

partially, NFD

412-3

Significant investment agreements and contracts that include human rights clauses or that underwent human rights screening

 

For reasons of confidentiality regarding our business partners, we do not publish any specific details about investment agreements and contracts with our partners.

no

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

GRI 413: Local Communities 2016

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > Social commitment

 

no

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > Social commitment
SR > Social commitment

 

no

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > Social commitment

 

no

413-1

Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs

SR > Social commitment
SR > Partnerships

The Mercedes-Benz Group is active at all major business locations. Most of the societally and socially beneficial activities of our business locations are decentrally organised and implemented. As a result, there is no central collection of data that could be used to calculate the percentage of business locations where measures that involve local communities have been implemented. All activities are recorded in our donation and sponsorship database. Information about centrally coordinated activities can be found in the “Social commitment” section of this report.

no

413-2

Operations with significant actual and potential negative impacts on local communities

SR > Sustainable corporate governance

 

no

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

GRI 414: Supplier Social Assessment 2016

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > Human rights
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > Human rights
SR > Human rights
SR > Human rights
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > Human rights
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

414-1

New suppliers that were screened using social criteria

SR > Human rights
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

414-2

Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

SR > Human rights
AR > Non-financial declaration

Due to the large number of suppliers, the complexity of the entire supply chain and the challenging task of gaining an overview, we cannot provide any absolute or percentage data regarding actual or potential human rights violations by our suppliers. As part of our efforts to make our supply chains more transparent, we are also continuing to strive to gain a better overview of any impacts on society.

partially, NFD

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

GRI 415: Public Policy 2016

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > Partnerships
SR > Partnerships
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > Partnerships
SR > Partnerships
SR > Partnerships
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > Partnerships
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

415-1

Political contributions

SR > Partnerships
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

GRI 416: Customer Health and Safety 2016

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > Traffic safety
SR > Traffic safety

 

no

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > Traffic safety
SR > Traffic safety

 

no

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > Traffic safety

 

no

416-1

Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories

SR > Traffic safety

We use strict quality management systems and checks to determine the safety of all of our vehicles.

no

416-2

Incidents of non-compliance concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services

 

Our technical Compliance Management System (tCMS) serves to identify risks within the product creation process (product development and certification) at an early stage and to implement preventive measures. The tCMS defines values, principles, structures and processes in order to provide our employees with guidance and orientation especially with regard to challenging questions on how to interpret technical regulations. If vehicles held by customers exhibit anomalies with regard to safety, conformity or emissions, our processes for evaluating and regulating such situations in the field come into play. We respond to such situations by performing customer service activities, for example, or by recalling vehicles, if necessary.

no

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

GRI 418: Customer Privacy 2016

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > Data responsibility

 

no

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > Data responsibility
SR > Data responsibility
SR > Data responsibility
SR > Data responsibility

 

no

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > Data responsibility

 

no

418-1

Substantiated complaints concerning breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data

SR > Data responsibility

There is no total number of submitted and substantiated complaints of customer data privacy violations at the global level, because such an abstract figure is of no significance for the company.

no

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

GRI 419: Socioeconomic Compliance 2016

Standard

Disclosure

Reference

Additional information and reasons for omission

External assurance*

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

SR > Integrity and compliance
AR > Legal and tax risks and opportunities
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

103-2

The management approach and its components

SR > Integrity and compliance
SR > Integrity and compliance
AR > Legal and tax risks and opportunities
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

SR > Integrity and compliance
AR > Legal and tax risks and opportunities
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

419-1

Non-compliance with laws and regulations in the social and economic area

SR > Integrity and compliance
AR > Legal and tax risks and opportunities
AR > Legal proceedings
AR > Non-financial declaration

 

partially, NFD

*

The external audit was conducted on the basis of the corresponding PDF documents and the overview of the key indicators. The audit of the key indicators only covered the online overview of key indicators titled “Key figures environment” (absolute numerical values, no specific figures).

Provider/Privacy

Mercedes-Benz AG Mercedesstraße 120
70372 Stuttgart
Germany
Phone: +49 7 11 17-0
E-Mail:
dialog@mercedes-benz.com

Represented by the Board of Management: Ola Källenius (Chairman), Jörg Burzer, Renata Jungo Brüngger, Sabine Kohleisen, Markus Schäfer, Britta Seeger, Hubertus Troska, Harald Wilhelm

Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Bernd Pischetsrieder

Court of Registry: Stuttgart; commercial register no. 762873
VAT ID: DE 32 12 81 763