MINI Plant and Oxford University partner to improve sustainability

The University of Oxford and the BMW Group have joined forces to develop fresh insights into sustainable practices at MINI Plant Oxford. 

The 2023 Plant Oxford Programme will bring together 15 graduate students from across Oxford University to work with the MINI plant on projects focusing on new ways of addressing employee wellbeing, the local Oxford community and the plant’s impact on the environment.

Andreas Kindler, CFO, MINI Plant Oxford, said: “The plant takes sustainability very seriously, from installing photovoltaic roofs on our production buildings to implementing innovative ideas such as using recycled tyres in our new internal road surfaces. Tackling this challenge takes a combination of diverse perspectives and skills – and it’s something the BMW Group is famous for and is at the heart of our long tradition of university cooperation.”

It's not expected that the programme will have any ability to reverse the decision to move production of the next generation MINI Electric to China, however.

The group of students and BMW employees will work together to find sustainability improvements

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