Dubai – MENA Herald: MAN has again been included as one of the most sustainable companies in the world’s leading sustainability ranking in 2015. In this year’s Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), the sustainability rating agency RobecoSAM again ranked the Company in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indices.
MAN improved in all three main categories: economic (+4 points), environmental (+5 points) and social matters (+8 points). Compared with the previous year, the Company scored 5 more points, achieving an overall result of 85 out of 100. This means that MAN still is the only German company to be represented in the Indices in the “Machinery and Electrical Equipment” industry. The Group showed the most noticeable improvements in “Talent Attraction” (+20), “Human Resources Development” (+17), “Customer Relationship Management” (+16), and “Supply Chain Management” (+12).
More than 100 mechanical engineering companies were judged on their performance in economic, ecological, and social sustainability. The DJSI is the most important performance indicator for financial investors of the world’s most sustainability-driven companies.
“Our Corporate Responsibility Strategy for a sustainable future is paying off,” said Josef Schelchshorn, Chief Human Resources Officer of MAN SE. “Today’s award is first and foremost thanks to our employees worldwide, making MAN one of the most sustainable companies.”
According to Franz von Redwitz, Managing Director, MAN Truck & Bus Middle East, “MAN’s sustainability focus drives every aspect of our operations and with particular emphasis on health and occupational safety including supporting the social commitment of our employees. Our emphasis on sustainability is also reflected in our products with our commitment to developing environmentally friendly vehicles like our acclaimed CNG buses. Our improved rankings on the DJSI is a wonderful endorsement of our successful approach to sustainability and we look forward to enhancing it even further in the future.”
From an operational standpoint, MAN has also been deeply involved in improving safety standards in the region as part of its commitment to sustainability. Based on MAN’s global experience and research, MAN is raising awareness on the positive impact of both behavioural and technological measures to significantly enhance road safety on public roads in the region.
Some of the leading technologies that MAN vehicles have in terms of improving safety include Electronic Stability Program (ESP, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Guard System as well as ProfiDrive training seminars where drivers learn predictive driving techniques such as how to recognise dangerous situations, calculate the optimum stopping distance and evade obstacles that suddenly emerge.