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Rating agencies honor MAN´s sustainable performance

oekom research AG, one of the world´s leading rating agencies in the sustainable investment segment, has rewarded efforts on the part of MAN SE to create sustainable value in its transport and engineering divisions with both a positive "B-" rating and "Prime" status.

oekom research AG, one of the world´s leading rating agencies in the sustainable investment segment, has rewarded efforts on the part of MAN SE to create sustainable value in its transport and engineering divisions with both a positive "B-" rating and "Prime" status. Based on the standards applied by this independent agency, MAN now ranks among the industry´s most sustainable enterprises worldwide.

In 2010, MAN SE was listed by oekom research with a "C+ Prime“ rating. This year´s upgrade to "B-“ is largely the result of the company´s climate strategy and related implementation initiatives. As a first step, MAN has set itself the binding goal of realizing a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions at its production sites by 2020 (baseline 2008). This is to be achieved by increasing energy efficiency, making use of renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind and geothermal energy, as well as generating energy with the aid of combined heat and power plants. These measures are to be sup-ported by energy management technology and organization. MAN’s product life-cycle assessments were rated as being another strong point, the results of which are integrated into its new product development.

"This improved rating result encourages us to continue working towards maintaining our future status as one of the industry´s most sustainable companies," says Yvonne Benkert, Corporate Responsibility Manager at MAN SE.

Together with other leading enterprises, the MAN Group´s outstanding sustainable performance has also been highly rated by the Sustainable Asset Management Group (SAM). Last year, MAN was awarded 64 out of 100 points, distinctly exceeding its overall rating in the previous year by 16 points. The company fell only one point of short of being listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. SAM honored the greatest improvement in sustainable per-formance in the mechanical engineering sector by awarding MAN "Sector Mover" status.