Social and ecological responsibility is an essential part of our corporate culture. Every year, the MAN Group donates over €1 million to non-profit projects. However, personal commitment is just as important. For example, when it comes to the integration of refugees, nothing is more valuable than communication and personal contact.
In the year under review, the number of hours that our employees spent on voluntary work remained at a similar level to the previous year: in 2019, 193 (2018: 167) employees spent a total of 2,623 (2018: 2,890) hours on 20 (2018: 27) projects.
Partnership with SOS Children’s Villages
MAN employees should have the opportunity to become involved in the Company's not-for-profit activities and to make their own contribution. This is why we have created the employee volunteering initiative together with our long-standing partner SOS Children’s Villages. It is designed to create a new awareness of topics that are important to us and to build bridges within society. MAN can look back on a number of previous collaborations with SOS Children’s Villages: for example, MAN supports the education program that was established by SOS Children’s Villages in Ethiopia and takes part in providing emergency assistance to crisis zones, as was the case in Japan after the 2011 earthquake. Now, we also want to motivate our employees to get involved, thereby making the idea of social responsibility a more tangible concept and truly bringing it to life.
Global CR projects
Through various global projects, MAN shows its commitment to society, employees, and the environment. The diversity of our CR projects reflects our business areas and how international our presence is on the one hand, but on the other hand also the various causes that our employees are committed to. Some of these projects develop from our core business, while others started as spontaneous relief campaigns. The following link will take you to a list of current projects that MAN employees can get involved in. The list is continuously updated.
Social commitment in Corona times: Works Council and MAN say thank you
The Works Council of MAN Truck & Bus SE invited over 100 committed MAN employees to an open-air awards ceremony on July 20, 2020. The first-ever "I love my MAN Award" was presented by Saki Stimoniaris, Chairman of the Works Council, Dr. Martin Rabe, Chief Personnel Officer and Labour Director at MAN SE and MAN Truck & Bus SE, and Dr. Karin Jenuwein, HR Director responsible for Labor Relations and CR – in the stately atmosphere of Hauser Castle, which is located on the MAN plant premises. Lydia Staltner, founder and 1st Executive Board member of LichtBlick Seniorenhilfe, was one of the guests invited to attend.
From April 7 to May 29, over 100 employees volunteered for charitable causes under the claim "MAN assumes responsibility" (MAN übernimmt Verantwortung), including over the Easter holidays, Saturdays and Sundays. They distributed more than 5,200 food packages to the needy in cooperation with Lichtblick Seniorenhilfe and Die Tafel. For this purpose, they packed 2,000 bags of snacks in times when motorway service areas were closed and gave them to truck drivers at stands along various motorways. A total of 2100 hours were spent this way.