MAN will be playing a significant role in CO2 reduction: it
intends to reduce its own CO2 emissions at MAN sites by 25
percent worldwide by 2020 (baseline: 2008). This mandatory
target is set out in the Climate Strategy, which is part of
MAN's Corporate Responsibility Strategy. It is presented in
detail in the new 2011 MAN Corporate Responsibility Report,
which meets the highest reporting level (A+) of the Global
Reporting Initiative (GRI) for the first time.
By concentrating on the two fields of transportation and
energy, MAN is focusing on precisely those products and
services that significantly influence climate change. The
new MAN Climate Strategy has now been adopted to contribute
to the reduction of global CO2 emissions. "We can only meet
our responsibility and seize business opportunities at the
same time if we have clear and binding targets. After all,
climate protection and cost effectiveness belong together:
efficient, low-emission production and products minimize
emissions and cut costs," explains Dr. Georg
Pachta-Reyhofen, Chief Executive Officer of MAN SE.
In order to define and translate the climate targets, an
MAN Climate Expert Team has developed five core
initiatives. To cut CO2 emissions at the sites, renewable
energy sources will be used, among other things, and
comprehensive energy management will be introduced. At the
MAN Truck & Bus plant in Steyr, the waste heat from engine
test beds is already used to heat production halls, for
example. In addition to cutting CO2 emissions at its sites,
positioning efficient products with low emission values is
also important to MAN.
MAN has defined key performance indicators to monitor and
manage implementation of the entire Climate Strategy. The
information will be collected and reported on a regular
basis. "MAN wants to be recognized as one of the industry
players to have dealt with the challenges of climate change
the best by 2020," says Yvonne Benkert, Head of Corporate
Responsibility for MAN SE.
MAN's 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report was fully
checked by a firm of auditors for the first time. It is
available on the Internet at www.man.eu/MAN/en/CR/.