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Sustainability in Automotive: from ambition to action

Sustainability has become a major topic among automotive OEMs and suppliers. Increasing climate risks, regulations, and customer and investor pressures are pushing the automotive industry further into the new era of sustainability. In our newest Capgemini Research Institute report, Sustainability in Automotive: From ambition to action, we examine the various aspects of sustainability in automotive in depth.

To understand what organizations must do to meet their sustainability goals, we surveyed more than 1,000 automotive executives and interviewed automotive experts. We found that there has only been limited progress in the past three years. Implementation levels for sustainability initiatives in the industry’s top focus areas have either improved marginally, or even reduced since 2019. Several challenges facing the automotive industry today are stagnating implementation, including difficulty with linking sustainability to day-to-day activities, poor integration of key sustainability KPIs into performance management, and difficulty in collecting, managing, and analyzing sustainability data.

However, a small group of sustainability “Leaders” has emerged. These organizations have advanced sustainability strategies and a high level of implementation of sustainability initiatives. Importantly, they’re on track to meet their emissions targets and benefit in terms of operations and attracting talent.

To achieve their sustainability goals, organizations will have to transform their approaches in several ways. This will involve fast-tracking product and service evolution to decarbonize their vehicle fleet (including through transitioning to electric vehicles), establishing new processes and enhancing traditional ones for sustainability, and putting people at the heart of sustainable transition.

To read more about how organizations can achieve sustainability as they look towards the future of the automotive industry, download the report.

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Markus Winkler

Executive Vice President – Global Automotive Sector, Capgemini
Markus Winkler works with teams across the world, helping clients shape their mobility strategies and invent what’s next in the rapidly changing automotive industry. Markus asserts that car-sharing, electrification, and mass-transit systems will change the face of mobility at local, and global levels.

Jean-Marie Lapeyre

EVP and Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Global Automotive Industry, Capgemini
Jean-Marie Lapeyre works with automotive clients to develop and launch actionable technology strategies to help them succeed in a data- and software-driven world.

Pascal Feillard

Senior Business Transformation Director – Automotive Industry, Capgemini
Pascal draws on his many years of experience in the Automotive industry in his current position, where he is responsible for ensuring that Capgemini‘s partnerships facilitate software-driven transformation in order to give automotive clients the future that they and their customers want.

Alexandre Audoin

Head of Global Automotive Capgemini Group & Head of Automotive Capgemini Engineering
Alexandre Audoin is Capgemini Group’s global leader for the automotive industry and head of automotive within Capgemini Engineering (formerly Altran). Alexandre maintains a special focus on the creation of Intelligent Industry, helping clients master the end-to-end software-driven transformation and do business in a new way through technologies like 5G, Edge computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Sebastian Tschödrich

Vice President of CSS at Invent Germany
I have been working in automotive consulting for 14 years, with experience in Europe and China. Currently based in Munich, I am responsible for the global automotive consulting business and part of the global leadership team at Capgemini Invent.

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