Article | Greener Management International: The Journal of Corporate Environmental Strategy and Practice | summer 2004

Designing Sustainability at BMW Group: The Designworks/USA Experience

by Kellie McElhaney, Michael W. Toffel and Natalie Hill

Abstract

This case study describes how an industrial design company developed a sustainability management system (SMS) standard, designed and implemented an SMS throughout its business, and then became the first company in the world to achieve third-party SMS certification by a third-party certification organisation.

Keywords: Design; Governance Compliance; Management Practices and Processes; Standards; Environmental Sustainability; Auto Industry; United States;

Citation:

McElhaney, Kellie, Michael W. Toffel, and Natalie Hill. "Designing Sustainability at BMW Group: The Designworks/USA Experience." Greener Management International: The Journal of Corporate Environmental Strategy and Practice 46 (summer 2004): 103–116.