The BMW Group plant in Manaus is active in sustainability and the environment

The BMW Group plant in Manaus is active in sustainability and the environment


The BMW Group plant in Manaus is active in sustainability and the environment

This week Amazon Day is celebrated (5/9), and the BMW Group plant in Manaus, as an element inserted into this biome, has a system permeated by the pillars of sustainability and the environment. Established in 2016, the factory is the only BMW Motorrad motorcycle factory outside of Germany, uses energy from renewable sources and offsets CO2 emissions through I-REC certification.

“We have our factory since 2016, but we have been in Manaus since 2009 and the BMW Group has been concerned about the environmental impact of our activities. Currently, we are going through a process of expansion in several areas, and the idea is that our actions are based on the pillars of sustainability and the environment is compatible with this expansion”, says Jefferson Dias, General Director of the Manaus Factory.

Confirmation

The I-REC certificate, obtained in 2018, with the BMW Group plant in Araquari, is a tool to offset the use of electricity from sources that emit CO2. That is, the energy used in the two plants is compensated in proportion to the production of energy from a renewable source in the Morrinhos Wind Complex, in Campo Formoso (BA).

In addition, the Manaus plant, through special actions applied in the plant procedure, has also recorded a drop in its consumption indicators since 2018. Regarding electric energy, for example, the cost was 0.1 MWh for a motorcycle produced in 2021, 23. % reduction in of series (2018-2021). Using the same benchmark, last year, each motorcycle produced required 0.35 m³ of water – a 46% reduction in consumption.

In addition to the continuous search for efficiency in the use of natural resources, the Manaus Factory also has an effective waste management program, which prioritizes environmentally sound practices. Through that, in 2021, more than 95% of the amount released by production was intended for recycling and energy consumption.