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Sustainability in automotive

Boardrooms increasingly recognize automotive sustainability as an opportunity to transform their organization, processes, products, and services. We help OEMS realize that opportunity.

A bold vision is needed if companies are to achieve carbon-neutral production and an ethical, sustainable supply chain, build a circular economy in automotive, and deliver on the whole promise of sustainable mobility.

To achieve this vision, OEMs face a far-reaching transformation that will take them into unfamiliar territory as they seek and acquire new competencies, capabilities, and partnerships. Data, and data sharing, will be vital to achieving automotive sustainability. And all aspects of the business will be affected: production, sourcing, procurement, IT, after-sales, and more.

Strategic collaboration is essential for OEMs to deliver measurable environmental benefits on a global scale. That means extensive sharing of data and insights from across the industry, achieved through a comprehensive, end-to-end data value chain.

The imperative for sustainability in the automotive industry represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity for OEMs. Those that battle the current will soon find themselves struggling to stand their ground. The future of the automotive industry will belong to the leaders that successfully build sustainability into their businesses.

Capgemini is here to help you do just that. Using our framework for sustainable mobility, we can help you:

  • Commit to a systematic, holistic approach, with the right strategy, business models, value drivers, and culture
  • Act, working toward sustainability throughout the lifecycle, with sustainable mobility solutions and customer experience, sustainable operations, and sustainable IT
  • Monitor and report, ensuring up-to-date sustainability data is always on hand, together with the tools and techniques to instantly derive and apply insights

“The automotive industry has made steady progress on sustainability, but a more rapid acceleration toward a systemic approach is now needed.”

Alexandre Audoin, Head of Global Automotive Capgemini Group

Driving the Future podcast

Fueled by factors such as the climate crisis and the digital revolution, the automotive industry is changing. In this episode of Driving the Future, we turn things over to the Automotive News Europe podcast, where as part of their episode of Rising Star Speak series, Host Luca Ciferri from Automotive News Europe talks with Nari Kahle, Head of Strategic Programs, CARIAD and Markus Winkler, Executive Vice President – Global Automotive Sector, Capgemini about navigating sustainability in the automotive industry. They discuss electric vehicle adoption, autonomous driving, the importance of data, and how it all ties into sustainable mobility.

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      Becoming a Renewable Enterprise

      With data-powered insight, innovation, and collaboration, sustainability can evolve from a target to a mindset that drives the Renewable Enterprise.

      The Renewable Enterprise is Capgemini’s vision for the future of sustainable business.

      We can help OEMs identify and adopt technologies that are relevant to their intended use cases and to strategic priorities such as Intelligent Industry, customer first, and enterprise transformation.

      Capgemini and SAP’s work in prioritizing and actioning environmental concerns in our own business reveals that three elements are necessary: the ability to identify meaningful sustainability targets, an end-to-end data value chain, and effective data sharing.

      With these three in place, companies can introduce a culture of continuous improvement and monitor progress towards goals like net zero, waste reduction, and regulatory compliance.

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      Leadership in the era of automotive sustainability

      Markus Winkler
      Apr 7, 2022

      Meet our experts

      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.

      Daniel Garschagen

      Lead Sustainability in Automotive Business Unit, Capgemini Germany
      Danial supports automotive clients in their digital transformation, focusing on the customer experience, sales strategies, and digital marketing.

      Ralf Blessmann

      Executive Vice President and Head of Automotive Division, Germany
      Ralf Blessmann leads the automotive sector in Germany. Sustainability and data sovereignty are his priority topics and key to help automotive clients in transforming their business.

      Clement Chenut

      Circular Economy Expert, Group Sustainability Accelerator, Capgemini Invent
      Graduated from Warwick University in 2015, Clement started his career at Atos Consulting in London as a digital strategy consultant before joining Capgemini Invent in Paris in 2019. Since 2015, he has developed a solid experience in leading digital transformation programmes, mainly in the banking and transport sectors. In 2020, Clement was also a member of the core team that enabled the launch of the 5G Lab for the Capgemini Group. In 2021, Clement joins the Sustainability Accelerator of the Capgemini group as the Circular Economy offer Leader in order to increase awareness on sustainability issues and accelerate the development of circular business models.