MAN Truck & Bus
Fleet emissions per vehicle kilometre of the trucks, buses and vans sold by MAN is to be reduced by 28 per cent by 2030. The commercial vehicle manufacturer has committed to these targets as part of the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) climate protection initiative. The SBTi certification of the company’s greenhouse gas reduction plans has been completed just in time for Earth Day 2022 on 22 April.
“We are pursuing clear goals to counter climate change. Sustainability is a central tenet of our corporate strategy. Our MAN fleet, which is responsible for around 98 per cent of our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, is the biggest lever we have to reduce. That’s why we are keen to make huge progress with the electrification of our fleet. Demand for e-buses or electrified solutions for urban logistics is already climbing significantly. We are set to start producing electric HGVs in early 2024,” says MAN CEO Alexander Vlaskamp.
This is how much the fleet emissions of trucks, buses, and vans sold by MAN is to be reduced by 2030.
MAN joined the SBTi in 2021 to face up to its responsibility to limit climate change. By becoming part of the initiative, MAN has undertaken to define binding and science-based goals to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that harm the climate. SBTi is a partnership between the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The initiative supports companies with setting targets that are in line with the Paris Climate Agreement adopted by the United Nations in 2015. The Agreement states that global warming should ideally be limited to 2°C, or preferably 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
Greenhouse gases include CO2, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, sulfur hexafluoride and nitrogen trifluoride - with CO2 being MAN's most relevant greenhouse gas.