BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 31 production and assembly facilities in 15 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

Ilka Horstmeier, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Human Resources, Labour Relations Director

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy. To learn more, click here.

UNAOC and the BMW Group entered a historical partnership in 2011. The cooperation was formally established during the General Assembly of the UN on 23 September 2011, at the UN headquarters in New York. Through its commitment to social entrepreneurship, with programs such as the BMW Group Award and numerous others, the BMW Group has promoted cooperative dialogue between different cultures for decades. From 1997 to 2010, the BMW Group has honored 45 projects and scientific research projects with its awards for Intercultural Learning/Commitment. This longstanding commitment to intercultural dialogue was essential to ensure a successful collaboration between the partners.

“We believe that companies have an inherent responsibility to act as responsible employers and corporate citizens, and are constantly looking for new ways to add value to the societies and environments where they operate. As a company with associates from around the globe, intercultural understanding is an important success factor for the BMW Group. We firmly believe that intercultural dialogue is fundamental to building strong civic societies and to fostering economic development. That’s why we take pride in our long-standing partnership with UNAOC. Our commitment to the awardees extends beyond financial support to include every relevant resource we can offer. This can make the crucial difference in turning an idea into a reality that improves peoples”, comments Ilka Horstmeier, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Human Resources, Labour Relations Director.