We strive to develop products that are highly responsible to the environment in their respective market segments – this is the second Environmental Guideline of the Daimler Group. Its realisation requires incorporating environmental protection into products from the very start. Ensuring that this happens is the task of environmentally compatible product development. It follows the principle “Design for Environment” (DfE) to develop comprehensive vehicle concepts. The aim is to improve environmental performance in objectively measurable terms and, at the same time, to meet the demands of the growing number of customers with an eye for environmental issues.
The results are documented in the externally audited environmental certificates  for the Mercedes-Benz cars. Here you will find detailed information on the subjects of fuel consumption, emissions and lifecycle assessment of each model as well as the use of renewable raw materials and secondary raw materials, recycling concepts and many other topics.
Ten years ago, the S-Class became the first-ever vehicle to be awarded the Environmental Certificate from TÜV Süd. The “Lifecycle” brochure has been presenting the Environmental Certificates since 2009. The “Lifecycle COMPACT” edition now also being released is brand new. This compact overview illustrates the high environmental compatibility of the Mercedes-Benz vehicles during the entire life cycle in an easy-to-understand way and also gets right to the heart of the company’s environmental commitment.
A-Class Environmental Certificate
B- Class Environmental Certificate
B-Class Electric Drive Environmental Certificate
C-Class including Plug-In Hybrid C 350 e Environmental Certificate
CLA-Class Environmental Certificate
CLS-Class Environmental Certificate
E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID Environmental Certificate
E-Class Environmental Certificate
GLA-Class Environmental Certificate
GLK-Class Environmental Certificate
S-Class including S 500 e Environmental Certificate
SL-Class Environmental Certificate
SLK Roadster Environmental Certificate
 The vehicles listed above have received environmental certificates from TÜV Süd, which is based on the ISO standard TR 14062. The guideline describes concepts and current methods, which deal with the introduction of environmental aspects into product design and product development.