Protecting the environment and conserving the natural foundations of life are fundamental values of Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific and its parent company Daimler AG.
The pursuit of excellence, through research and innovation, underscores our philosophy of environmental sustainability. This philosophy encompasses resource conservation, climate protection measures and environmental management systems.
Daimler's involvement in environmental activities is aimed at supporting and developing projects which provide a benchmark for innovation and a legacy for local communities.
Daimler spends approximately $20 million every day on research and development, about half of which goes towards efforts to reduce CO2. This occurs through investments in hybrid and fuel cell technology, as well as optimising internal combustion engines with greater fuel economy and reduced pollutant and noise emissions. To read more about Daimler's sustainability initiatives, download a copy of our 360 degree report or visit the sustainability section of the Daimler website:
Locally Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific (MBAuP) ensures that a high level of consciousness is maintained in respect to the environment around us. This is achieved by adopting and implementing principles of waste minimisation, improving the quality of water discharged from our facilities, reducing the risk of soil contamination and reducing the consumption of resources. Mercedes-Benz also supports numerous local environmental initiatives as listed below:
Banksia Environmental Foundation
The Mercedes-Benz Environmental Research Award, in conjunction with the Banksia Environmental Foundation, is a $30,000 cash prize awarded annually to those deemed to demonstrate the most significant contribution to understanding or resolving local or global environmental problems through research. Now in its fifth year, the Award attracts the crème of Australia's researchers.