MAN joins the Science Based Targets Initiative

In News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 1, 2021

Sustainability is a key component of the new “NewMAN” corporate strategy – this will now also manifest itself in concrete targets for reducing greenhouse gases. Accordingly, MAN Truck & Bus has announced it has joined the Science Based Targets Initiative.

By joining, the commercial vehicle manufacturer is committing itself to defining binding, science-based targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that are harmful to the climate.

With its “NewMAN” corporate strategy, MAN is focusing on future issues and aligning its actions with the principles of sustainability.

“We need to act now in view of the global climate crisis,” said Andreas Tostmann, chairman of the executive board of MAN Truck & Bus.

“MAN has achieved a great deal in the past and is now taking binding steps to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated in the use of our vehicles, in their production, and in the supply chain,” he said.

“Joining SBTi is an important step in defining concrete interim targets for our path to greenhouse gas neutrality. As MAN, we are thus following the vision of offering our customers sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions for transportation and passenger transport.”

The SBTi is a partnership between the Carbon Disclosure Project, the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute, and the World Wide Fund for Nature. The initiative helps companies set science-based targets that are in line with the Paris Climate Agreement, which was adopted by the United Nations in 2015.