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Our responsibility: to undertake a sustainable future

“The greatest danger to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” (Robert Swan)

For this reason, sustainability is an integral part of our own entrepreneurial actions and an answer to our most important global and business-related challenges. For us, this means recognizing opportunities and risks for sustainable development and for our business success and acting proactively accordingly. We consciously take up the expectations placed on us by our customers, politicians and society and offer concrete answers. It is central for us to always put people first.

We are guided by the world's most important and largest CR initiative: the UN Global Compact. The ten globally recognized principles on human rights, labor standards, environmental protection and anti-corruption also guide our actions. Our Code of Conduct offers support in this regard. It provides internal, binding guidelines on how we meet our social responsibility. We also demand this attitude in our supply chain. Based on our principles, we have developed a Code of Conduct for the supply chain, which we make the basis of our business relationships.

The following fields of action, which relate to our entire value chain, form the framework of our sustainability strategy. This focus starts where we have the greatest leverage for the implementation of sustainable development goals.

In order to meet global challenges such as global warming or the scarcity of resources, sustainability and innovation must go hand in hand.

Dietmar Pinkernell, Head of HSE Management and Sustainability

We are therefore strengthening our competitiveness through new solutions across the entire value chain, which makes sustainable development possible in the first place. These product and process innovations lead, for example, to a more efficient use of resources, optimized energy consumption and the use of regenerative energy sources. The use of technical solutions for the separation of climate-damaging products and their storage or further use can make an important contribution to sustainable development. The prerequisite, however, is that everyone in the company pulls together. Therefore, employee development and empowerment is a crucial key to the success of our sustainability strategy.

Click here for our current MAN Energy Solutions Corporate Responsibility Report 2021 (en).

Decarbonization

Circular economy

Supply chain

Employee developement

Decarbonization

When it comes to reducing CO2 emissions, we have the greatest leverage on the product side. We provide new technologies and solutions that avoid and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and compensate for unavoidable emissions. At this year's Management Conference, we as a company set ourselves ambitious goals: By 2030, we want to use our solutions to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by 10%. Of course we also make an internal contribution at our production sites and will reduce our own CO2 emissions by 50% by 2030.

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Background and goals

Our goal is to take a leading role as a pioneer of global decarbonization. By 2030, sustainable technologies and solutions will account for 70% of our business. For the maritime industry, we want to offer products by 2030 that enable complete decarbonization. In addition to “green engines” that run on methanol or ammonia, we will also expand our retrofit business to decarbonize existing fleets. With H-TEC we will grow our hydrogen business, which is essential for the production of green fuels. Our Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCU-S) solutions offer high-emission industries technologies for capturing, recycling or storing CO2. In the area of ​​heat pumps, we will advance the decarbonization of heat in industry and district heating. In total, these activities should enable a 10% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030 compared to today.

At our production sites, we will halve CO2 emissions by 2030 compared to 2018. To this end, we have already established a central management of measures for the conscious use of energy. There are many reasons to think about our behavior when it comes to energy use. First of all, it is a question of costs, since energy costs have increased steadily in recent years. And it will probably be no different in the years to come. In particular, however, energy management makes a serious contribution to environmental protection. Through the systematic analysis of consumption and the definition of optimization measures, we achieve a significant reduction in energy and a reduction in our direct and indirect CO2 emissions. Not to be forgotten:  energy management helps us to use energy efficiently over the long term. Technological innovations, but also new, changed energy concepts make their contribution to a sustainable economy. In addition, we pay attention to energy efficiency in all construction measures and are planning further investments of millions in order to be able to generate regenerative energy ourselves.

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Sustainable technologies will account for 70% of business by 2030.
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By 2030, we aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10% with our solutions.
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By 2030, we will reduce our own CO2 emissions by 50%.

Circular economy

By circular economy we mean a system in which the use of resources and energy on the one hand and the production of waste and emissions on the other are minimized. To achieve this, finite resources and materials must be put into a cycle that ensures they can be used for as long as possible

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Background and goals

In the area of circular economy, we operate in two main fields of action: On the one hand, we gear our own production to energy and resource efficiency and constantly optimize our waste and recycling management. On the other hand, the high quality and technological performance of our products and solutions ensure a long service life. Longevity and a service concept that includes simple maintenance, servicing and repairs as well as in many cases also retrofitting are already in the foreground during their development.

We support our customers with our MAN PrimeServ after-sales service in order to ensure the longest possible service life of the engines and systems with little environmental pollution. There is great potential here for improving the circular economy, which is why we will continue to expand this area.

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Over 600 efficiency packages were implemented in the retrofit area in 2021.
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Engine conversions and 14 turbocharger retrofits were realized in 2021.
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CO2 could be saved through digital training formats.

Responsibility in the supply chain

In our own business area, we understand our obligations much more broadly than required by law. Our Integrated Management System, which includes quality management, environmental management and occupational health and safety, forms the strategic framework for our measures. All of our production sites are accordingly certified according to the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 standards.

Comprehensive regulations, processes and audits also apply to our external supply chains. Our binding Code of Conduct for suppliers and business partners, which provides a concrete framework for compliance with human rights and environmental protection, is here.

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Background and goals

Our activities in the supply chain are now being put into a legal framework with the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG). This law helps to increase transparency in the supply chain with regard to human rights and environmental protection in the German industrial landscape and beyond these borders. To this end, we have developed a risk management process with four phases (Evaluate, Prevent, Detect, React), which takes up many existing programs and measures, supplements them with measures and precautionary mechanisms and converts the entire package of these “supply chain due diligence obligations” into a new system.

Also part of our Code of Conduct and thus a cornerstone of our cooperation with suppliers are expectations regarding their integrity and law-abiding behavior to prevent corruption. We have therefore further strengthened our anti-corruption measures by introducing a Supplier Due Diligence (SDD) anti-corruption check for certain suppliers.

Anti-Corruption (Supplier Due Diligence Check «SDD»)

Anti-Korruption (Supplier Due Diligence Check « SDD »)

Ccorruption - active or passive - is forbidden. It damages our company and the business relationship with our partners and can lead to massive financial penalties. There is therefore no room for corruption at MAN Energy Solutions.

For this reason we have implemented a supplier due diligence process to verify the integrity of our suppliers. A successful compliance check is the basis for cooperation. Companies that do not meet the standards of our risk-based, transparent screening process are not considered suppliers for MAN Energy Solutions.

Supplier due diligence follows a risk-based, transparent process. In doing so, standardized factors are assessed and evaluated according to defined parameters using a risk-based approach. The result is the refusal or approval of a supplier to open, continue or expand a business relationship. After approval, permanent monitoring of specific risks from the respective business relationship is carried out and documented.

Employee development 

Background and goals

MAN Energy Solutions is currently implementing the “Performance 2023” program. It aims to ensure the company's future viability in the long term and to support and economically secure the transformation into a provider of climate-friendly solutions. “Performance 2023” also had a major impact on the work of the Human Resources department: it is about involving all employees closely in the change process, supporting and encouraging them during the transformation.

A Germany-wide transformation qualification initiative, which was started in 2021 in cooperation with the works council, plays a central role in this process. The aim is, on the one hand, to secure important core competencies in the company and, on the other hand, to build up further future-oriented competencies. Numerous qualification measures have already been carried out successfully. For 2023, we are planning further training initiatives and training series as well as rolling out the program at our locations outside Germany.

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