Jörg Burzer, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG, Production and Supply Chain Management said “The targeted expansion of renewable energies at our own locations is an integral part of our sustainability strategy. With the realization of the planned wind farm project in Papenburg, we are taking an important step in this direction. We make an active contribution to the energy transition and the expansion of onshore wind power in Germany. By installing photovoltaic systems on the roofs of our plants on a large scale, we are gradually reducing our external energy requirements.”
Since this year, production at company plants has been CO2-neutral and Mercedes-Benz is pursuing the goal of covering more than 70 percent of the energy demand in production with renewable energies by 2030. As announced at its ESG Conference on April 11 of this year, the company is focusing on the expansion of solar and wind energy at its own locations and by concluding further corresponding power purchase agreements. By 2025, Mercedes-Benz will invest a triple-digit million euros amount in expanding the installation of photovoltaic systems.
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