Expanding sustainability management
By creating a Sustainability Board at the top management level, Daimler has further systematized and optimized its sustainability management. In line with a Board of Management resolution from April 2008, the Group combines all of the management processes relevant to sustainability in the Sustainability Board. This committee, which is directly responsible to the Chairman, coordinates significant sustainability measures throughout the Group and supports the operating units as they put solutions into practice.
The Sustainability Board complements existing management structures and committees within the Group, such as the Corporate Environmental Protection unit, the Business Practices Committee in the Legal & Compliance unit, and the Global Diversity Office in the area of human resources. In addition, the Sustainability Board supports the strategic and operative control of sustainability-related activities at every level – from the Board of Management to the individual workstation. Sustainability management in the area of corporate environmental protection, in the area of compliance, and in the area of human resources.
The Sustainability Board is managed by the Board of Management member responsible for corporate development/ strategy. The Sustainability Board’s proposals for more extensive activities are submitted to the Board of Management for approval.
The Daimler Sustainability Board, which meets at least four times a year, consists of eight representatives of Daimler’s top management. The cross-divisional functions represented include:
- Corporate Development/Strategy
- Corporate Research & Environmental Protection
- Global Procurement
- Human Resources
- Investor Relations
- Legal & Compliance
- Public Policy and External Affairs
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The Daimler Sustainability Board is supported by a cross-divisional team (Sustainability Office) at the operational level. Depending on the issue, high-ranking representatives from Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses, and Daimler Financial Services are actively integrated into the sustainability management process.