Stuttgart, September 1, 2022
- Better energy-efficiency with new photovoltaic system at European locations
- Worldwide roll-out of solar initiative
- Important milestones of CO2 roadmap achieved: Production in Germany carbon-neutral since the end of 2021
- Current MAHLE Sustainability Report 2021 examined and verified by external auditing body for first time
In 2021, the MAHLE Group has achieved important milestones of its CO2 roadmap. All MAHLE locations in Germany became climate neutral. The company has started an extensive, worldwide solar initiative in order to supply its locations with energy from its own production. With their new photovoltaic systems, the European MAHLE locations in Parma (Italy) and Montblanc (Spain) are already less dependent on the volatile energy markets and now cover part of their electricity requirements locally, decentrally, and carbon-neutral from their own production. MAHLE’s recently published Sustainability Report for the 2021 reporting year, which was prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, and which was examined and verified by external auditors for the first time, provides an overview of the progress made in the technology group’s sustainability strategy. Other important issues such as health and occupational safety, sustainable supply chains, diversity, and human rights were also highlighted.
“As a foundation-owned company, we believe we have a unique responsibility towards people and the environment. That is why we should not only continue to set ourselves technological benchmarks, but also in terms of sustainability and socially relevant corporate governance,” said Georg Dietz, member of the Management Board whose areas of responsibility include sustainability, environmental management, and occupational safety in the MAHLE Group.
“The effectiveness of our sustainability management has now also been verified by an independent auditor. This is why we will resolutely continue to pursue our path. Sustainability is an all-encompassing issue that will continue to grow in relevance,” said Kathrin Apel, Global Head of Sustainability, Health, Occupational Safety, and Environmental Management at MAHLE.
The MAHLE Sustainability Report 2021 is available on the MAHLE website Publications - MAHLE Group