The ÖKO-TREND certificate, which states that a product is environmentally friendly, has been renewed for a set of BMW and Mini products in Germany. The BMW 118d, 318d and 520d models, as well as the MINI Cooper D have all received this award for 2008.
How is the ÖKO-TREND awarded? Companies have to satisfy a set of ecologically relevant requirements from the Institute's advisory board. When dealing with cars, the requirements relate to fuel consumption, exhaust emissions and noise pollution. However, they also take in consideration the environmental criteria from the manufacturer as well as the production, logistics and recycling techniques.
[Source: BMW Germany]