Climate protection

Materiality and goals

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Target horizon

Status as of 2021

Climate protection as it relates to our vehicles and services



Mercedes-Benz offers battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in all the divisions in which the brand is represented.


10 models

We increase the share of plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles to as high as 50 per cent.


12 per cent

All new vehicle architectures are exclusively electric.


According to plan

Customers are offered the choice of at least one all-electric vehicle in every segment.


According to plan

The CO2 emissions of Mercedes-Benz’s fleet of new vehicles are reduced by more than 40 per cent.1


According to plan

Mercedes-Benz is all-electric — wherever market conditions allow.

By the end of this decade

According to plan

A fleet of new Mercedes-Benz vehicles that are CO2 neutral along all stages of the value chain.


According to plan

Climate protection in the supply chain



Mercedes-Benz plans to procure only CO2 neutral production materials.


89 per cent of all suppliers3

Climate protection in production



The manufacturing operations in our Mercedes-Benz production plants are CO2 neutral worldwide.


According to plan

Mercedes-Benz to reduce CO2 emissions at its plants (Scope 1 and 2) by 50 per cent.2


85 per cent4


Compared to 2018 and pertaining to the use phase (well-to-wheel); corresponding to the target of the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).


Compared to 2018. This target has been confirmed by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).


Measured on the basis of the annual procurement volume and assured by signature.


Target achievement level

About one fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions in Europe are produced as a result of the transport of people and goods on streets and roads. The Mercedes-Benz Group is taking deliberate measures to counteract this trend and has made climate protection a core element of its business strategy. Our goal is to make our entire new vehicle fleet CO2 neutral across all stages of the value chain by 2039.

In order to achieve this goal, we are transforming the products and services that are at the heart of our business operations. We are thus creating innovative, noticeably more sustainable solutions in order to live up to our social responsibility and at the same time reinforce people’s trust in the Mercedes-Benz brand. That’s because sustainability is one of the brand promises of Mercedes-Benz.

This principle will continue to drive our actions in the future, not only with regard to our strategic brand decisions but also for our direct contact with customers. We want to enable our customers to experience sustainability at every point of contact with us. We are promoting climate protection with equal ambition in all upstream and downstream phases of the automotive life cycle — from the supply chain and our own manufacturing operations to the use and disposal of the vehicles.

In October 2020 Mercedes-Benz AG signed . The Climate Pledge, is a voluntary commitment to fulfil the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change ten years earlier than prescribed. Companies are called on to become CO2 neutral by 2040. By joining this initiative we reaffirmed our intention to continue moving systematically towards emission-free mobility and sustainable vehicle production.

In July 2020 Mercedes-Benz AG also became a founding member of the international climate protection initiative Transform to Net Zero, which was launched by Microsoft. Through this membership we have further reinforced our commitment to the goals mentioned above. Nine renowned companies from diverse sectors and countries of origin are pooling their expertise in this initiative. Our shared goal is to improve the framework conditions for the of the economy and society all over the world.


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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

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Climate Pledge

The Climate Pledge is a voluntary commitment by companies to fulfil the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change ten years earlier than prescribed. The companies who have taken this pledge promise to make their business CO2 neutral by 2040. The Climate Pledge was created in 2020 by Amazon and Global Optimism.

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Decarbonisation is the switch to a carbon-free economy.

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