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MAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS FOCUSES ON SUSTAINABILITY

Thursday, June 25, 2020 

MAN Energy Solutions has published its latest Corporate Responsibility Report, under the title ‘Building a sustainable future’, renewing the company's commitment to a consistent focus on sustainable and low-emission solutions in the coming years, and providing an overview of the progress made.

CEO Dr Uwe Lauber said: "Even if all events are currently overshadowed by the Covid-19 pandemic, we must not forget a subject that will again surpass the corona crisis in relevance in the medium term: the protection of our climate. As early as 2017, we at MAN Energy Solutions set ourselves the target of showing our customers the way to a climate-neutral future with sustainable solutions. The now-published report gives an indication of where we stand on this path."

The vision has been applied in the company's energy and power generation business as well as its Maritime Energy Transition. Lauber said: "In 2019, we also showed how the Maritime Energy Transition can succeed: in this respect, the retrofit of the container ship, Wes Amelie, to low-emission fuels is now entering its next phase using green natural-gas as fuel. We firmly believe that synthetic, climate-neutral fuels from Power-to-X will lead the way to a decarbonized future within shipping.”

Furthermore, MAN is implementing another pioneering project for the Hapag Lloyd shipping line, namely the world's first retrofit of a large container vessel to dual-fuel operation. The company has emphasised its commitment to climate protection on the sea by joining the ‘Getting to Zero Coalition’.

The company has entered the hydrogen economy through the acquisition of H-Tec Systems, and reduced CO2 emissions at its own sites by some 26,000t. It reduced its energy consumption, with an increased percentage from renewable sources, and continues to invest in environmental protection measures at production sites.

Lauber said: “By 2018, we had already achieved our original target of reducing CO2 emissions by 25% from 2008 to 2020. As of 2019, we were even able to reduce emissions by 33%. New long-term targets will be drawn up in the course of 2020."

The complete Corporate Responsibility Report 2019 can be found here.

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