Very good results from oekom research and Dow Jones Sustainability Index
MAN ranks among the most sustainable vehicle and engineering companies worldwide. This has been confirmed by the internationally recognized rating agencies, oekom research AG and RobecoSAM.
Oekom research reviewed 146 companies in this sector worldwide to assess their compliance with social and ecological stands in the areas of corporate governance and their value chain. The agency subsequently confirmed MAN´s above-average performance in terms of sustainable corporate governance. Its assessments are based on a twelve-grade scale ranging from A+ (top rating) to D-. Attaining a B- grade and “Prime” status, MAN secured a top place in the engineering sector. As a result, MAN qualifies for sustainable investment (SRI). Only the top 15% of all companies achieved Prime status.
This positive assessment is largely due to successful implementation of MAN´s climate strategy, which aims to realize CO2 savings of 25% at its production sites by 2020. The company´s efficient product portfolio also played a major role. In this case, MAN was able to make an impact with its economic drivetrains, as well as successful developments in the sector of alternative fuels – resulting, for instance, from its gas strategy.
For the third time in succession, MAN was also included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Index by the sustainability rating agency RobecoSAM. As a result, MAN remains among the top three companies, as well as being the only German enterprise in its sector to be represented in the index. The assessment covered performance in the areas of economic, ecological and social sustainability. This year, MAN was able to improve its ranking with regard to social aspects and achieved particularly high scores in the fields of environmental management, risk management and compliance.