In addition, we conduct in-depth supply chain assessments to protect certain supply chains. These assessments are carried out around products defined as sustainable lighting projects and priority in terms of risk. The objective of these supply chain assessments is to ensure transparency from the BMW Group to the suppliers of raw materials (Supply Chain Mapping). In addition, we want to evaluate and improve sustainability performance throughout the “n-tier” supply chain by applying the above-mentioned three-step sustainability due diligence process. Supply chain assessments allow us to respond quickly to potential breaches of sustainable development and detect supply risks at an early stage. Lessons learned on specific sustainable development initiatives or sustainable development standards. B are used to fuel strategies for raw materials and appointments, product and series strategies, as well as communication and marketing strategies. Since 2014, we have been participating in the CDP supply-chain programme. In 2019, we have already obtained carbon coverage for 78% of BMW Group`s purchase volume by our suppliers.
We want to maintain this coverage at about 80% from 2020, as we consider it to be a balanced approach between transparency requirements and reporting burdens for suppliers with lower purchase volumes. The CDP is a global non-governmental organization that aims to reduce the use of energy and resources and thus combat climate change. BMW and many other automotive OEMs are participating in the CDP supply chain program. In 2019, there were a total of some 125 global companies with nearly 13,000 suppliers surveyed. By participating in this program, suppliers can record their use of resources on a widely recognized platform, aligned with the global climate debate. Each year, we invite suppliers to inform us of their use of resources, their CO2 emissions and their potential for improvement through CDP. These suppliers are selected based on the volume of sales and the size of emissions and consumption.