MAN participates in climate pact Münchner Wirtschaft
Companies commit to working together to reduce carbon dioxide emissions on a voluntary basis
MAN SE has signed the climate pact Münchner Wirtschaft (Munich economy) together with fourteen other major companies — an initiative of the Department of Labor and Economic Development of the City of Munich, under the auspices of Mayor Josef Schmid. The participating companies voluntarily commit to jointly reduce carbon dioxide emissions in Munich by at least 40,000 tons by the end of 2017.
MAN has set itself the goal to reduce CO2 emissions by 25% by 2020. “We have come a step closer to reaching our climate goal,” says Peter Attin, Head of Corporate Responsibility at MAN SE. “Between 2008 and 2015, we managed to cut the carbon footprint at MAN production sites by 19.5%.” Compared to the baseline year of 2008, emissions have been cut by a total of 106,000 tons of CO2 emissions.
To this end, all MAN sites have developed a detailed set of measures to save energy and reduce CO2 emissions. One combined heat and power plant (CHP) at the Munich plant will play a decisive role. Once it has been finished, the gas CHP will cover up to 20 percent of the site’s electricity demand. Thanks to this measure alone, the site will manage to achieve around 40 percent of its goal to reduce emissions.
Apart from MAN SE, representatives from the companies Allianz SE, Bayerische Landesbank, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, BayWa AG, Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, HypoVereinsbank UniCredit Bank AG, Knorr-Bremse AG, Linde AG, MTU Aero Engines AG, Munich RE, OSRAM Licht AG, Siemens AG, Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG, and Telekom Deutschland GmbH have signed the climate pact.