MAN Truck & Bus got its climate targets validated by Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), just in time for Earth Day, celebrated on April 22. The German manufacturer aims to become greenhouse gas (GHG) neutral in balance sheet terms by 2050 at the latest. Within such a framework, the first step is to save 70 percent of (GHG) emissions at the company’s global sites by 2030 compared to 2019. In contrast, the GHG fleet emissions per vehicle kilometer of trucks, buses, and vans sold by MAN are to be reduced by 28 percent by 2030 compared with the base year 2019.
MAN CEO Vlaskamp: «Pursuing clear goals to address climate change»
«We are pursuing clear goals to address climate change», commented MAN CEO Alexander Vlaskamp. «Sustainability is a central pillar of our strategy – decarbonization of the entire value chain plays a key role in this. Our product portfolio, which currently accounts for around 98 percent of our GHG emissions, is where the greatest leverage lies. We are therefore driving forward the electrification of our fleet in particular on a massive scale. Already today, demand for e-buses or electrified solutions in urban delivery traffic is picking up significantly. We will start producing heavy e-trucks at the beginning of 2024».
MAN joined the SBTi – a partnership between the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) – to take responsibility and contribute to limiting climate change. By joining SBTi, MAN has committed to defining binding, science-based targets for reducing climate-damaging greenhouse gas emissions and implementing them consistently.