MAN plants cut CO2 emissions by over a quarter24 May 2019

MAN Truck & Bus in Pinetown, South Africa

Commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus has reduced the CO2 emissions of its production sites by more than a quarter – emitting around 29% less CO2 in 2018 than in the base year of 2008.

Over the past years, MAN Truck & Bus has invested around €40 million in reducing the CO2 generated by its production network, cutting the emissions of this greenhouse gas by over 100,000 tons a year.

The achievement has been the result of a large number of measures, including combined heat and power plants at multiple production sites, a large photovoltaic system in South Africa, new lighting concepts, and energy-saving air conditioning using well water.

“This is a huge success that our project team has driven forward with exceptional commitment across the board – and we are proud of it,” says Michael Kobriger, executive board member for production and logistics at MAN Truck & Bus. “As an industrial player, we have a responsibility to protect the environment and combat climate change. We fulfil this responsibility with the help of targeted measures as part of our Climate Strategy.”

To do this, the company focused on a systematic approach. As well as producing energy within its own plants and deploying systematic energy management, the desired improvements were also attributable to MAN making its production process more energy efficient.

With a view to 2025 and 2030, MAN is currently working on new targets to lower its sites’ CO2 emissions further.

Adam Offord

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