Resource conservation

Materiality and goals

GRI 103-1/-2


Target horizon

Proportion of secondary raw materials per vehicle1

  • Cars 40%


Energy consumption per vehicle2

  • Cars – 43%
  • Vans – 25%


Water consumption per vehicle2

  • Cars – 33%
  • Vans – 28%


Waste for disposal per vehicle3

  • Cars – 82%
  • Vans – 85%



On average for the Mercedes-Benz car fleet without smart and vans


In production, as compared to the average for 2013/2014


In production, as compared to 2018

The worldwide consumption of resources is growing — with negative consequences for the environment and society. That’s why the goal of the Mercedes-Benz Group is to increasingly decouple our consumption of resources from the growth of our production volume. We intend to reduce our use of resources per vehicle. Our objective here is to help promote both economic growth and sustainability. Our plan can only succeed if we systematically conserve resources and continue to close recycling loops. For example, we are increasingly using secondary materials and renewable raw materials in our vehicles. In order to also reduce our energy and water consumption and waste generation, we are constantly working to make our production processes more efficient and more environmentally friendly.


Mercedes-Benz AG Mercedesstraße 120
70372 Stuttgart
Phone: +49 7 11 17-0

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
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