The birth of BMW goes back to two men: Karl Rapp and Gustav Otto. Their respective companies – engine makers Rapp Motorenwerke and aircraft manufacturers Gustav Otto – gave rise to Bayerische Motoren Werke. Since 1917, the now world-famous emblem can be found on every BMW product.
We remain committed to the principles of the United Nations Global Compact and have systematically implemented its Ten Principles worldwide since 2001. Our sustainability strategy also supports the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in autumn 2015.