For MAN, future sustainability means understanding global challenges and recognizing the opportunities and risks for sustainable development as well as our commercial success. We consciously address the expectations placed on us by our customers, policymakers, and society as a whole and offer concrete responses. An essential point for us in this matter is to always place our focus on the people.
Corporate responsibility (CR) has been an integral part of MAN’s corporate strategy since 2010. MAN’s CR strategy is a response to the global and economic challenges which are most crucial for our business. This means we are able to identify risks and opportunities arising from these challenges early on and can react to them accordingly. In doing so, we assume responsibility along the entire value chain. In terms of content, there are five areas of activity:
Compliance at MAN
As a global enterprise that operates in many areas of business, MAN has a corporate respon¬sibility to its customers, its employees, its investors, and the public. This corporate responsibility includes compliance with laws everywhere and at all times as well as respecting ethical values and acting sustainably. As a result, compliance is a fundamental part of the MAN strategy and must be practiced at all levels of the Group and by all staff alike. MAN’s Governance, Risk & Compliance Organization has developed a Group-wide Integrity and Compliance Program and introduced a wide range of measures to ensure that compli¬ance at MAN is implemented and practiced throughout the Group.
Public Affairs at MAN
As a business acting at national as well as international level, the business activities of the MAN Group are continuously influenced by political and legislative processes. In order to be able to face the complexity and variety of political framework conditions more successfully, a clear strategic positioning is therefore required. This task is performed by the Public Affairs division. Amongst the most important goals are mediation between individual interests, early identification of political decisions as well as their use for a sustainable business success in the international competitive environment. In this context, especially lobbying activities are understood as transparent, open and professional political advisory activities.