We have the Approved Sustainability Plus certificate. This certificate shows that we have made sustainable improvements in all aspects of our business operations. We are therefore very proud of this certificate. The Approved Sustainability certificate is part of BMW Netherlands' sustainability strategy. The certificate also forms part of the sector-wide sustainability programme of the RAI Association, BOVAG, FOCWA and STIBA, which is implemented by IvDM (Institute for Sustainable Mobility).
Sustainable business does not only mean doing business in an environmentally conscious way by using green power, for example. Offering sustainable mobility and sponsoring local activities are also part of sustainable business. We do this, for example, by sponsoring various sports events, such as golf tournaments, tennis tournaments and football matches. In addition, we work closely with companies in the region to make various gifts.
What is Severs Breeman doing about sustainability in its business operations?
✔ The separation of waste is an important component at our sites. The storage and disposal of oil to batteries is also separated and disposed of sustainably. In addition, our branches are equipped with separate environmental rooms for storing liquids and paint.
Upon delivery of a new, electric BMW or MINI, we ensure that it is charged with 100% green electricity. We also use green power in our buildings.
We have a low energy consumption, partly because we have energy-efficient LED lighting and the showroom lighting is largely switched off at night and on weekends.
Heat loss is limited by good insulation, draught-proofing and smart window blinds.
We invest in training in the field of sustainability for our sales advisors and mechanics.
We proactively inform customers about the sustainable performance of BMW Netherlands and our own company.
✔ We offer electric replacement vehicles to customers.
✔ Our fleet is becoming more sustainable every year with the addition of electric models.
We signed the Sustainability Covenant on 7 October 2021. This commits us to six sustainability targets of BMW Group Netherlands.
We have united with 19 other Rotterdam companies in the Climate Alliance Sustainable Mobility.
The Alphen aan den Rijn branch is completely gas-free, equipped with the latest heat pump technology and the building has solar panels.
✔ In Woerden, we have new fast-charging stations, which are also available to the entire region.
Sustainability is and is becoming an increasingly important concept within our society. At Severs Breeman, you will find sustainable BMWs and MINIs, such as the new BMW iX and the MINI Electric. We inform our customers about the possibilities of sustainable mobility and provide a wide range in our showrooms. We continue to work hard for a sustainable future, both on and off the road.