Sustainability

The three pillars of sustainability – economics, environmental and social issues – form the foundation of our strategy development and our vision. As a company, we believe that taking responsibility for our employees and the environment is the crucial foundation for our long-term economic success.

Economics

Our economic activities are designed for the long term and are in harmony with the environment. Economic sustainability goes hand in hand with ecological and social issues.

Transparency

Fair competition as well as ethical and lawful business activities are essential for our long-term success.

Every employee and all business partners of Manz AG are obligated to comply with our Code of Conduct. This describes our values and principles of conduct and covers topics such as the careful use of resources, the protection of company and trade secrets and international labor and social standards.

Stakeholder Involvement

Manz maintains an ongoing dialog with important stakeholder groups­, such as employees, customers, suppliers, investors, analysts and banks.

We involve our employees in the further development of our company with employee surveys on current topics. In addition, our employees can contribute suggestions as part of the Innovation Forum.

Environmental Issues

We consider the responsible and careful use of our resources and sustainable business practices to be our social obligation to current and future generations.

CO2

Especially CO2 emissions are responsible for global warming. We have therefore set ourselves an ambitious goal with regard to reducing them:

The Manz Group will reduce CO2 emissions by 21% in relation to revenue over the next 5 years and will also start being climate-neutral in 2021.

This reduction corresponds to the requirements of the so-called "Science Based Targets" (SBT) and is in line with the Paris Climate Agreement. We have also had the greenhouse gas emissions caused by our company's activities recorded and offset by purchasing a total of 6,942 climate protection certificates for 2021. We are using these certificates to support a Verified Carbon Standard forest conservation project in Brazil.

Water Consumption

Climate change is exacerbating the global water shortage. Millions of people are already suffering from water shortages.

Through numerous measures we are working to steadily reduce water consumption at our sites. With success: Our Groupwide water consumption fell to a new record low last year.

Energy Efficiency

The share of renewable energies in total energy consumption is currently around 40%.

We are thus well on the way to achieve our goal of a share of renewable energies in total energy consumption of over 50% by the end of 2021.

The fact that resource-saving production and administration is not an abstract idea for us, but an essential part of our corporate philosophy, is also demonstrated by the installation of solar modules on the roofs and facades of our buildings.

Social Issues

Regarding employee matters, we comply with all applicable laws on employee rights in Germany and the respective countries of our subsidiaries. In addition, we have formed committees in all Group companies, such as the voluntary employee representative body in Germany, which campaigns for employee issues.

Employee Training

The Manz Academy coordinates a bundle of suitable training ­and continuing education measures in a wide variety of qualification categories, such as technical product training, methods and ­soft skills training ­or management development programs.

Since we want to deploy our employees in the right place at the right time with the right qualifications, we are already working on setting up the Manz academy globally.

Occupational Safety and Health

Occupational safety is a top priority at Manz. It is important to us to be active and preventive in this area beyond the laws and regulations. We have an occupational safety management system in accordance with ISO 45001.

We consider all aspects of occupational safety: from primary accident prevention to stress-related factors in the organization. We make sure that processes and information channels are continuously optimized, that new techniques such as e-learning are ­used, and that employee training is closely monitored and supervised by experts in the field.

In addition to office hours at the company, ­the company physician is available to all employees daily in the practice for acute issues.

Equal Opportunities and Diversity

Diversity and equal opportunities are central factors in our concept. People with different backgrounds and talents should be able to develop their potential in the best possible way at our company.

The elected employee representatives are responsible for promoting gender equality, the integration of severely disabled persons and other persons in need of special protection, the employment of older employees, the integration of foreign employees and the compatibility of family and employment.

Social Commitment

At our respective locations, we are also involved in activities beyond the scope of our professional activities. In this context, Manz AG supports local sports and cultural clubs and organizations in which our employees volunteer as part of the "Employees Volunteering" initiative.

In addition, Manz AG lives up to its responsibility by supporting social institutions on an annual basis.


Our Sustainability Goals at a Glance

Environmental Issues

Greenhouse gas emission intensity Energy efficiency Waste Efficiency
Continuous reduction of carbon intensity per revenues compared to previous year Continuous reduction of energy use per revenues compared to previous year Continuous reduction of waste per revenues compared to previous year
CO2 Footprint Energy use by source Fresh water use efficiency
Reduction of the CO2 equivalent relative to revenues by 21% until 2026

Fuel
Reduction by 10% compared to previous year (relative to the amount of cars)


Electricity
Increase of share of renewables to significantly above 50% until 2021

Continuous reduction of water use per revenues compared to previous year

Employee Issues and Training

Training Position of non-regular employees Female employees Team leaders female
Average of at least 2 working days training per employee Employment relationships
Precarious employment relationships should be avoided; before hiring temporary or contract workers, a permanent position will be considered
Internships
Limitation of internship period
Annual contracts
Annual contracts are to be converted into a permanent employment relationship after renewal
Women’s quota of 25% (medium-term) Female team leaders quota of 25% (medium-term)

 

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