Key figures

Key figures environment

Climate protection

CO2 emissions from energy consumption1 (in 1,000 t)
GRI 305-1/-2

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20212,3

CO2 direct (Scope 1)

1,192

1,247

1,239

1,027

681

CO2 indirect (Scope 2)
— market-based

1,763

1,687

1,276

1,035

466

CO2 indirect (Scope 2)
— location-based

2,041

1,985

1,706

1,492

1,123

Total — market-based

2,955

2,934

2,516

2,062

1,148

Total — location-based

3,233

3,232

2,946

2,519

1,805

1

Since 2016, the “market-based” and “location-based” accounting approaches have been implemented in accordance with GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance. Since then, the market-based approach has been the standard accounting method.

2

These data include Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans. The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

3

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

Specific CO2 emissions (in kg/vehicle)1
GRI 305-1/-2

 

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Cars

CO2 direct (Scope 1)

250

267

279

326

349

CO2 indirect (Scope 1)
— market-based2

565

562

431

426

306

Total — scope 1 & 2

815

829

711

752

655

Vans

CO2 direct (Scope 1)

340

355

346

333

353

CO2 indirect (Scope 2)
— market-based2

157

196

160

147

141

Total — scope 1 & 2

497

551

506

479

495

1

Excluding CO2 from liquid fuels

2

Since 2016, the “market-based” and “location-based” accounting approaches have been implemented in accordance with GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance. Since then, the market-based approach has been the standard accounting method.

Air quality

Airborne emissions (in t)
GRI 305-7

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20211,2

Solvents (VOC)

7,735

7,929

7,506

6,483

3,780

Sulphur dioxide (SO2)

57

61

60

40

13

Carbon monoxide (CO)

2,203

2,515

1,962

1,502

1,269

Oxides of nitrogen (NOx)

1,185

1,050

1,568

1,349

625

Dust (total)

150

182

228

270

149

1

These data include Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans. The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

2

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

Solvent emissions (VOC) (in kg/vehicle)

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Cars

1.18

1.37

1.47

1.77

2.09

Vans

3.99

3.52

3.98

3.37

4.16

Resource conservation

Energy

Specific energy consumption (in MWh/vehicle)1
GRI 302-1/-3

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Cars

2.96

3.12

3.22

3.72

4.09

Vans

2.68

2.92

2.84

2.77

2.90

1

excl. fuels

Energy consumption (in GWh)
GRI 302-1

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20212,3

Electricity

4,284

4,384

4,107

3,587

2,492

Natural gas

5,167

5,316

5,289

4,662

3,101

District heat

909

821

815

732

733

Heating oil

106

114

102

67

39

Liquefied petroleum gas

94

83

72

56

52

Coke

54

54

45

21

0

Fuels1

726

834

857

587

370

Total

11,340

11,607

11,287

9,711

6,786

1

Since 2017, the fuel consumption in company-owned vehicles has also been included in the assessment in addition to fuel use at test stands and emergency generators

2

These data include Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans. The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

3

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

Water

Water withdrawal (in 1,000 m3)
GRI 303-3

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20211,2

External supply

8,277

8,893

8,699

7,663

5,128

Well water (obtained on site)

5,490

5,205

4,568

3,890

2,133

Surface water

183

185

155

135

152

Rainwater used

64

99

63

90

42

Total

14,014

14,381

13,486

11,778

7,454

1

These data include Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans. The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

2

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

Volumes of wastewater (in 1,000 m3)
GRI 303-4

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20211,2

Direct discharge

1,110

1,388

1,325

1,040

259

Indirect discharge

7,928

8,653

7,964

7,631

4,756

Total

9,038

10,041

9,289

8,671

5,015

1

These data include Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans. The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

2

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

Waste water direct discharge
GRI 303-4

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20211,2

Chemical oxygen demand (COD) (in t)

40

57

38

21

9

Zinc (Zn) (in kg)

118

161

88

57

2

Nickel (Ni) (in kg)

97

102

81

37

19

Total chromium (Cr_tot) (in kg)

14

21

17

12

0

1

These data include Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans. The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

2

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

Specific water consumption (in m3/vehicle)

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Cars

3.62

3.88

4.06

4.65

4.87

Vans

4.00

4.10

3.70

4.10

4.09

Waste

Waste by category (in 1,000 t)
GRI 306-3/-4/-5

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20211,2

Non-hazardous waste for disposal

82

40

28

13

7

Non-hazardous waste for recycling (not including scrap)

239

318

303

251

151

Scrap metal for recycling

858

877

830

685

433

Hazardous waste for disposal

15

10

10

11

8

Hazardous waste for recycling

75

82

79

65

51

Total

1,269

1,328

1,249

1,025

651

1

These data include Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans. The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

2

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

Specific wastes (in kg/vehicle)
GRI 306-3/-4/-5

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Waste, Cars

 

 

 

 

 

Non-hazardous waste for disposal

16.9

16.2

11.6

6.0

3.1

Non-hazardous waste for recycling (not including scrap)

62.7

69.2

75.4

87.2

112.5

Scrap metal for recycling

348.7

359.7

346.1

377.2

357.0

Hazardous waste for disposal

3.2

1.9

2.1

4.9

3.5

Hazardous waste for recycling

26.7

30.4

32.0

35.0

37.8

Total production waste, Cars

458.3

477.4

467.2

510.2

513.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waste, Vans

 

 

 

 

 

Non-hazardous waste for disposal

16.0

9.7

7.0

5.3

4.5

Non-hazardous waste for recycling (not including scrap)

30.4

47.1

41.0

33.6

30.1

Scrap metal for recycling

28.1

40.4

39.7

33.8

27.9

Hazardous waste for disposal

11.2

11.8

11.5

10.7

11.0

Hazardous waste for recycling

13.0

14.5

12.3

12.2

12.2

Total production waste, Vans

98.9

123.4

111.5

95.8

85.8

General information

Production figures (in vehicles)1
GRI 102-7

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Cars

1,814,839

1,727,673

1,593,476

1,230,733

1,132,213

Vans

345,151

358,476

369,191

323,907

336,847

1

Only produced at fully consolidated locations, not including production from other companies

Areas

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20211,2

Plant areas (in km2)

49

52

51

53

28

Degree of sealing (in %)

63

60

59

60

60

1

These data include Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans. The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

2

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

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