MAN a global leader in climate protection
Top spot in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s index
MAN has again scored top marks for its commitment to environmental protection and against climate change. The Company has been listed in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) organization’s most important climate protection index worldwide. With 97 out of a possible 100 points in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index and an A grade in the Climate Performance Leadership Index, MAN even secured a top spot in the “Industrials” sector.
The CDP analysts especially appreciated the Company’s efforts to implement its climate strategy. In it, MAN has set itself the target of cutting CO2 emissions at its production sites by 25% (compared with the base year of 2008) by 2020. MAN already saved over 77,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions in 2013, which is 14% less than 2008. This result is due to a large number of measures, which include more efficient production technologies, optimized heating and ventilation systems, and the use of renewable energy sources as well as generation of its own energy and certification of the foundry at the Augsburg site in line with the ISO 50 001 energy management standard.
MAN’s product portfolio offers it the greatest leverage for reducing global CO2 emissions. It is for this reason that the Company is concentrating on continuously reducing the resources that its products consume, boosting its efficiency, and reducing its CO2 emissions. One example of this is the TGX EfficientLine 2 that MAN presented recently at the IAA Commercial Vehicles trade fair in Hanover which is a new edition of its long-haul truck model that is designed to consistently save fuel and CO2. The vehicle’s features include the proactive GPS-controlled cruise control EfficientCruise and saves 6.6 percent more fuel again compared with its predecessor, which was very efficient anyhow. In the area of gas-driven power plant engines, MAN Diesel & Turbo is setting new standards with the 35/44G: with an electrical efficiency of 47.3%, the 10.6 MW engine is the most efficient engine in its class.
As MAN SE’s Chief Human Resources Officer Jochen Schumm explains: “Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing mankind. MAN is conscious of its responsibility to play a part in reducing global CO2 emissions in the transportation and energy sector. We have taken this challenge on in our Climate Strategy. Through the Carbon Disclosure Project, we have managed to provide visibility into our greenhouse gas emissions and work further on reducing them in our products and at our sites. The CDP award has made us very proud since this recognition for our work in the field of sustainability is a success for our entire team.”
Paul Simpson, Chief Executive Officer of the Carbon Disclosure Project, says: “Global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise and we face steep financial risk if we do not mitigate them. The business case for action to mitigate climate change has never been stronger or more urgent. For this reason we congratulate those businesses that have scored an A grade in the CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index. These companies are responding to market demand for environmental accountability and at the same time are making progress towards the realization of sustainable economies.”
Carbon Disclosure Project
The Carbon Disclosure Project is an independent, not-for-profit organization that manages the world’s largest database for company-related environmental information. Commissioned by 767 institutional investors with assets worth 87 billion US dollars, the CDP motivates listed companies worldwide to share their climate-related company information with the CDP. The CDP provides the capital markets with the data. To this end, the CDP awards a rating to help investors with their decisions. It primarily focuses on the CO2 management and the reduction targets together with measures and success. The CDP also assesses the emissions data of the individual companies. The outcome are Leadership indices that list the best companies. The aim is for low CO2 emissions to be perceived as a key business and success factor in companies. The CDP has been operating in Germany since 2006.