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Technology for the good of society and environment

MAN publishes its 2007/2008 Sustainability Report

(PresseBox) (München, ) The term "sustainability" may be a fairly recent creation, but the concept behind it is not. The fact that MAN can look back over a history of 250 years is in itself an expression of sustainable management that has ensured the success and long-term future of the company and its employees over and over again.

In its 2007/2008 Sustainability Report now published, MAN explains how the company is currently assuming responsibility at ecological, economic and social levels and the projects involved. Core areas having the greatest implications for the environment are examined closely, particularly in terms of climate change and the company´s ongoing existence, as well as the welfare of its employees.

This includes on the one hand the stage of technical development reached by MAN products. Achievements range from the pioneering lead held by MAN´s hybrid-drive buses to various processes for reducing emissions and fuel consumption in the case of trucks and large-bore diesel engines, as well as technology to promote the production and use of alternative fuels. Each of these measures has a positive impact on the CO2 balance.

Another section deals with MAN´s production processes. Improvements not only have a positive effect on the raw materials and energy balances, but also ensure the high quality of MAN products and allow for sustainable handling of market changes.

MAN is aware of its social responsibility on the global markets. Examples of projects all over the world demonstrate how MAN is able to exert a positive influence on value creation and development at a local level. In this context energy is a key issue, the various divisions spanning the fields of excavation, production, transport and refining, as well as the use of valuable resources.

Last, but not least, sustainable management means skilful handling of know-how and experience in the form of employees. Among other things, the Sustainability Report describes how MAN ensures that decades of experience gained by important members of staff are passed on even beyond the end of their active working life and how young talent and lifelong learning are encouraged.

The 2007/2008 Sustainability Report is available in PDF format on the www.man.eu website in both German and English. The report can also be ordered on this site in the form of a printed brochure.

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Die MAN Gruppe ist eines der führenden europäischen Industrieunternehmen im Bereich Transport-Related Engineering mit jährlich rund 15,5 Mrd € Umsatz (2007). MAN ist Anbieter von Lkw, Bussen, Dieselmotoren, Turbomaschinen sowie Industriedienstleistungen und beschäftigt weltweit rund 55 000 Mitarbeiter. Die MANUnternehmensbereiche halten führende Positionen auf ihren Märkten. Die MAN AG, München, ist Mitglied im Deutschen Aktienindex Dax der 30 führenden deutschen Aktiengesellschaften