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Sustainability 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 Report 2022

For MAN, sustainability is a core element in order to survive in global competition. In accordance with the ESG criteria (Environment, Social, Governance), MAN's sustainability strategy therefore includes not only ecological but also social aspects and the principles of good corporate governance. The Sustainability Report for 2022 shows what we have set out to do and how we are putting our ambitions in this area into practice.

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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, digitalization, 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. Although the sustainability pillar focuses on decarbonization across the entire value chain, the Company’s social responsibility is another central aspect.

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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.

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Decarbonization at MAN Away from fossil fuels, toward renewable energies: MAN is systematically following this path with its "New MAN Strategy" and is continuing to expand its fleet of battery-electric vehicles and the necessary charging infrastructure. All of this, if possible, with renewable energy and emission-free supply chains.

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We want to make a positive contribution to society and to make it easy for our customers 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.

Participation in the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)

MAN has joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the fight against climate change.

The Science Based Targets initiative - as it is translated in German - is an association of several environmental protection and non-profit organisations: Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), United Nations Global Compact (UNGC; MAN joined in 2010), World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). It sets a kind of gold standard in terms of greenhouse gas reduction for companies and set a clearly defined path with concrete requirements and goals to limit CO2 emissions and thus climate change.

After all, climate protection, environmental protection and responsible action in the sense of sustainability are core elements for successful companies. What's more, participation in SBTi also promotes innovation and competitiveness - and demonstrates to increasingly environmentally conscious customers how serious MAN is by means of concrete voluntary commitments. It also strengthens MAN's credibility and brand image. The topic of sustainability is therefore an important building block that MAN has anchored in its strategy.

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.

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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


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

The MAN Executive Board, together with the MAN General Works Council, has published a policy statement on human rights. This is based on the TRATON GROUP's Declaration of Principles on Human Rights and transparently reflects which activities for the protection of human rights have already been implemented within the TRATON GROUP.


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
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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
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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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