MAN Truck & Bus

Corporate Responsibility

 

Corporate responsibility (CR) has been an integral part of MAN’s corporate strategy since 2010 and plays a key role in ensuring our future viability. For MAN, this means understanding global challenges and identifying the opportunities and risks with regard not only to sustainable development, but also to our commercial success. We make a conscious effort to address what is expected of us by our customers, policymakers, and society at large and offer specific answers.

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Sustainability firmly established in corporate strategy

Against the backdrop of fast-moving developments in the industry, which were triggered by megatrends such as emissions-free driving, digitaliza-tion, and automation, MAN’s corporate strategy was revised in 2020 and adopted in 2021. Since sustainability was highlighted as a key factor in the Company’s success, it was only logical to include it as one of the pillars of the new strategy.

The greater emphasis placed on the topic is also reflected in its direct assignment to the Executive Board at MAN Truck & Bus and in the transfer of the CR function to the Strategy function. Although the sus-tainability pillar focuses on decarbonization across the entire value chain, the Company’s social responsibility is another central aspect.

MAN CR vision

The transportation of people and goods is undergoing a process of funda-mental change — driven by the need for sustainable development and the opportunities that our digitally networked world can offer. MAN is part of this transformation process and is playing a decisive role in shaping it. It is our duty to shape this process of change in a responsible manner.

We want to make a positive contribution to society and to make it easy for our cus-tomers to live up to their responsibilities. Our vision is one of an MAN without greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions and without accidents on the road or in production. We aim to ensure that human beings and their well-being are at the center of everything MAN does. Our “Clean, Safe, Caring. Driving Responsible Transport.” motto sums up these endeavors.

CR Strategy 2025+

Our CR vision is being implemented in concrete terms as part of our CR Strategy 2025+. This is MAN’s response to the global challenges that are relevant for its business and have material significance for the Group. It allows us to identify the risks and opportunities arising from these chal-lenges at an early stage and react accordingly.

We take responsibility along our entire value chain, focusing on five fields of action: responsibility for products, responsibility in production, responsibility in the supply chain, responsibility for people, and responsibility for society. This is MAN’s way of making a targeted contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR PRODUCTS

By developing safe and efficient transportation and energy solutions, we aim to reconcile the greatest possible economic benefits for our customers with aspects relating to environmental and climate protection. We take a holistic view of our product responsibility, looking at the entire product life cycle — from raw materials extraction through disposal. The focus is on the following aspects:

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions over the product life cycle
  • Reducing pollutant emissions
  • Improving road safety
  • Sustainable mobility services

RESPONSIBILITY IN PRODUCTION

Climate change, pollution, and resource scarcity are relevant global challenges facing the production sector. State-of-the-art technology and our integrated management systems are helping us to reduce the environmental impact of our production activities. We use various levers to reduce CO2 emissions and help mitigate climate change. Our levels are:

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from production and logistics
  • Reducing pollutant emissions
  • Adapting to climate change

RESPONSIBILITY IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

The MAN Group’s procurement policy aims to optimize material costs, ensure security of supply, and reduce environmental and social risks in the relationship with suppliers. This is not only designed to increase our profitability, but also to strengthen various aspects of sustainability:

  • Relevance of issuing CSR standards
  • Responsible handling of conflict minerals
  • Checking human and employee rights in the supply chain
  • Record of CO2 balance in the supply chain

RESPONSIBILITY FOR PEOPLE

MAN intends to remain one of Europe’s leading players in the commercial vehicle industry in the future. In order to do so, it needs a workforce of qualified and motivated employees. It is our aim to offer our employees a safe and attractive working environment that lets them develop to their full potential. This is made possible by our values-based culture of diversity, openness, and transparency:

  • Holistic health management
  • Needs-based vocational training that is fit for the future
  • Working worlds of future - designing new forms of work
  • Future-proof talent management

RESPONSIBILITY FOR SOCIETY AND INTEGRITY

For MAN, there is a direct link between corporate responsibility and commercial success. In addition to responsible corporate governance and compliance with applicable laws, this also includes open dialogue with our stakeholders. Our corporate citizenship initiatives and MAN aid to refugees also enable us to make a lasting contribution to sustainable development.

  • Exemplary compliance and risk management
  • Open stakeholder dialogue
  • Constructive dialogue with policymakers based on facts

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