Daimler AG is one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance and innovative mobility services. The company’s founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility today: The Group’s focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior automobiles that appeal to and fascinate its customers. For many years now, Daimler has been investing continually in the development of alternative drive systems with the goal of making emission-free driving possible in the long term. So in addition to vehicles with hybrid drive, Daimler now has the broadest range of locally emission-free electric vehicles powered by batteries and fuel cells. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment.
At Daimler, we define sustainability as responsible corporate behavior that leads to long-term business success and is in harmony with society and the environment. We are moving toward our goals by making sustainability a firmly integrated aspect of our operations and by requiring and promoting a strongsense of responsibility for sustainable operations among all of our managers and employees throughout the Group. We include our business partners in this process and participate in continuous dialogue on these issues with our stakeholders. Our management structures, processes, and systems are also designed in accordance with this concept of sustainability. All of our behavior is based on legality and integrity. As one of the world’s foremost automakers, Daimler strives to achieve a clear leading position in the area of sustainability.