MAN GROUP: ENGINEERING THE FUTURE – SINCE 1758
MAN is a leading commercial vehicle and mechanical engineering company, with more than 30 production sites in 14 countries. MAN’s core business is shaped by pioneering transportation and energy solutions that are both ecological and economical and meet the needs of customers and society. MAN can look back on more than 255 years of history and is today a supplier of trucks, buses, diesel engines, turbomachinery and turnkey power plants. All of its divisions hold leading market positions. In 2014, the company’s 55,900 employees generated revenue of €14.3 billion and operating profit of €384 million
Corporate responsibility is part of the corporate and leadership culture at MAN. The company is committed to sustainable value creation, which means combining long-term commercial success with a strong sense of responsibility towards the environment and all of MAN’s stakeholders – whether they be employees, customers, investors or society at large. A central element of the company’s strategic direction is the CR strategy signed off on by the Executive Board of MAN in 2010. This takes an integrated approach and is applied to all relevant business processes and management systems.
RESPONSIBILITY IN PRACTICE
Climate change is one of the most important global challenges faced by governments, businesses and society – and thus by MAN as well. As part of MAN’s Climate Strategy, which was formulated in 2011 and applies Group-wide, the company has set itself concrete goals and is making a valuable contribution to cutting CO2 emissions. By 2020 MAN is aiming to reduce CO2 emissions at its more than 30 production sites by 25% (baseline 2008).
In 2014 the MAN Lion’s City GL CNG articulated bus was awarded the title “Bus of the Year 2015” in the Bus Euro Test. With its Euro 6-compliant CNG drive system, this model provides an extremely low-pollution and climate-friendly solution to urban traffic problems. At the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in September 2014, MAN presented the TGX Hybrid concept for long-distance transport. Most freight kilometers are driven on long-haul stretches, so compared with all other hybrid applications, the greatest contribution to CO2 reduction can be expected in this sector.
INCLUSION OF EMPLOYEES AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS
Our employees are CR ambassadors. With this in mind, we recognize the importance of raising awareness and providing training. In 2012 MAN Truck & Bus launched its “Manage responsibly” management training program, which was continued with great success in 2014. The participants learn to apply MAN’s CR and Climate Strategies within their own spheres of responsibility. The integration of Corporate Responsibility into traineeships also got underway during the reporting year. The supervisors at the MTB plant in Munich received the requisite training in CR and a CR Day was held with trainees.
EXCELLENT RESULTS IN RATINGS AND RANKINGS
In 2014 MAN occupied a leading position in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) organization’s most important climate protection indexes 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 secured best marks in the “Industrials” sector. The fact that MAN ranks among the most sustainable vehicle and engineering companies worldwide, has been confirmed by the internationally recognized rating agencies oekom research AG and RobecoSAM. The assessments compiled by oekom research are based on a twelve-grade scale ranging from A+ (top rating) to D-. Attaining a B- grade and "Prime" status, MAN secured a top place in the engineering sector and qualified for a sustainable investment recommendation. In addition, for the third time in succession MAN was also included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index by sustainability rating agency RobecoSAM. As a result, MAN remains among the top three companies, as well as being the only German enterprise in its sector to be listed in these indexes.