Sustainability Dialogue in Stuttgart This year the focus was on the topic of electric mobility. More than 200 stakeholders and Daimler representatives attended the event. The participants split up into working groups to conduct intense discussions of current topics ranging from employees to integrity, data protection, automated driving, and the environment.
Over the past ten years, the Daimler Sustainability Dialogue has proven its worth as a platform for constructive discussions between Daimler and stakeholders from the political and scientific communities and society as a whole. In view of the new opportunities and challenges the automotive industry is dealing with, this discussion is more important today than ever before.
The meeting began with a creative ideation workshop. Here the stakeholders had the opportunity to work together with other experts to develop sustainable solutions for smart cities as cities of the future. By means of creativity, the collegial sharing of ideas, and playful finesse, the workshop participants created urban models of the future.
The evening before the start of this year’s dialogue was devoted to the topic of electric mobility. In addition to tremendous opportunities, such as the possibility of reducing vehicles’ local CO2 footprint, electric mobility also poses huge challenges to the automotive industry. In two panel discussions, guests from the energy industry and the political community, as well as representatives of NGOs focusing on climate protection and human rights, talked about the social implications of electric mobility.
Transparency and open discussions
The second day of the Sustainability Dialogue is traditionally devoted to working groups. More than 200 participants gathered in working groups to discuss topics such as the challenges related to the environment, respect for human rights in supply chains, and the management of data and integrity-related measures. The two co-chairs of the Daimler Sustainability Board, Renata Jungo Brüngger and Ola Källenius, also participated in the dialogue and in the working groups. The core features of these working groups are open dialogue and concrete agreements that are systematically upheld and implemented.