Foreword

Dr. Georg Pachta-Reyhofen (Chief Executive Officer, MAN SE)

Dr. Georg Pachta-Reyhofen (Chief Executive Officer, MAN SE)
Dr. Georg Pachta-Reyhofen
(Chief Executive Officer, MAN SE)

Ulf Berkenhagen (Chief Procurement Officer)

Ulf Berkenhagen (Chief Procurement Officer)
Ulf Berkenhagen
(Chief Procurement Officer)

Jochen Schumm (Chief Human Resources Officer)

Jochen Schumm (Chief Human Resources Officer)
Jochen Schumm
(Chief Human Resources Officer)

Dr. René Umlauft (Chief Executive Officer, MAN Diesel & Turbo SE)

Dr. René Umlauft (Chief Executive Officer, MAN Diesel & Turbo SE)
Dr. René Umlauft
(Chief Executive Officer,
MAN Diesel & Turbo SE)

Antonio Roberto Cortes (President, MAN Latin America)

Antonio Roberto Cortes (President, MAN Latin America)
Antonio Roberto Cortes
(President, MAN Latin America)

Anders Nielsen (Chief Executive Officer, MAN Truck & Bus AG)

Anders Nielsen (Chief Executive Officer, MAN Truck & Bus AG)
Anders Nielsen
(Chief Executive Officer,
MAN Truck & Bus AG)

"Offering our customers the most efficient solutions - that is what drives us."The Management Board of MAN SE

Dear Stakeholders,

Three years ago we defined our strategy for corporate responsibility (CR), setting ourselves ambitious targets for living our responsibility in the Company worldwide. Now we can look back at a year in which we have achieved a great deal.

We are especially proud to have been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI); as of September 2012 MAN is the only German industrial engineering company to be listed in the DJSI World and DJSI Europe. This documents the success of our strategy for being a driver of CR within our industry.

Along with the ratings, it is the rising expectations of our stakeholders in particular that guide our activities aimed at living our responsibility to the environment, our employees, and society. We have demonstrated consistent and focused commitment in the implementation of our Climate Strategy. Our target for 2020 is a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions at our production sites; in 2012 we already achieved a 5% decrease. The measures we have taken and the steps we are planning for the future are presented for the first time in the Progress Report on MAN’s Climate Strategy.

With the aim of contributing to a society with a viable future and ensuring the Company’s long-term economic success, we will keep working in each field of action. Since the middle of last year, Jochen Schumm, Chief Human Resources Officer of MAN SE and MAN Truck & Bus AG, has been responsible for the continuing development of corporate responsibility across the Group.

We focus on our customers
Customers represent our most important stakeholder group. That is why the priority issue section of this report is dedicated to them. Their expectations and requirements are the central driver of continuous improvement at MAN. With our products and services, we are committed to supporting the long-term success and viability of our customers. This especially applies in times of economic downturn, when cutting fuel consumption makes a meaningful contribution to maintaining profitability. This report and the enclosed brochure, “Megatrends Demand Innovations,” present the ways in which we are applying efficient technologies to achieve this in both of our business fields, Commercial Vehicles and Power Engineering.

We aim to be industry leader
Customers, employees, and society all profit from MAN’s goal of sustainable value creation. We continue to pursue this aim even in a difficult economic environment. As a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, which holds more than 75% of the voting rights in MAN SE and is committed to the same principles and goals, we intend to continue our focus on leadership in efficiency and technology.

This report outlines the ways in which we are living up to our responsibility. It was prepared in accordance with the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and once again complies with the highest application level A+. The report also represents our third UN Global Compact Communication on Progress. As an international company, we remain committed to the ten principles of the Global Compact and actively work to promote them. One important aspect of this commitment has been anchoring CR in our HR and management development programs, which included the introduction of our “Manage responsibly” training course for managers.

The CR successes of the past year provide an important source of motivation for us as we continue along the course we have charted and pursue additional ambitious goals. One such goal is to become industry leader in the DJSI by 2015.

We hope you find this report makes inspiring reading.

The Management Board of MAN SE

Dr. Georg Pachta-Reyhofen (Signature)
Dr. Georg Pachta-Reyhofen 
Ulf Berkenhagen (Signature)
Ulf Berkenhagen
Jochen Schumm (Signature)
Jochen Schumm
Dr. René Umlauft (Signature)
Dr. René Umlauft
Antonio Roberto Cortes (Signature)
Antonio Roberto Cortes
Anders Nielsen (Signature)
Anders Nielsen