Worldwide Responsibility

With its local projects, MAN is adding value for society. Our particular focus is on the countries in which we do business. At MAN we see ourselves as part of society. We therefore aim to be a good corporate citizen, contributing to sustainable development at all our sites. MAN has initiated a variety of projects; some are directly related to its core business, while others have arisen to meet an urgent need. Our employees are actively involved in many of these projects — contributing volunteering hours as well as their passion for making a difference in society and for the environment.

 

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Project 01: Germany – Kick-off Europe

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Equality, fair play, and mutual appreciation – those are the key principles underpinning the Kick-off Europe (Anpfiff Europa) project. At the start of June 2012, 60 young people between the ages of ten and 14 from Germany and Poland came together at the international youth community center in Kreisau, in the German state of Lower Saxony. The aim was to break through boundaries and develop mutual acceptance, respect, and tolerance for one another. MAN Finance supplied a bus for the event. =======

Equality, fair play, and mutual appreciation – those are the key principles underpinning the Kick-off Europe (Anpfiff Europa) project. At the start of June 2012, 60 young people between the ages of ten and 14 from Germany and Poland came together at the international youth community center in Kreisau, in the German state of Lower Saxony. The aim was to break through boundaries and develop mutual acceptance, respect, and tolerance for one another. MAN Finance supplied a bus for the event. >>>>>>> .r166929

Project 02: Germany – Family day in Augsburg

“At home in Augsburg and around the world” was the headline for the invitation sent out by MAN Diesel & Turbo at the end of June 2012 to a family day at the company’s Augsburg headquarters. With some 18,000 visitors, it was the largest event of its kind since 2008. As guests followed the planned route though the production halls, information stands and presentations at the different manufacturing stations showed how a marine engine is built. Also on the agenda for the event were culinary and cultural treats from around the world — as suggested by the day’s motto.

Project 03: Germany – MAN Christmas truck

The MAN Christmas truck was on the road once again in the run-up to Christmas 2012, stopping off at preschools, SOS Children’s Villages, children’s hospitals, social institutions, and Christmas markets across southern Germany up to December 24. The MAN TGX truck was carrying a full load of chocolate and small surprises. Trainees from MAN Truck & Bus decorated the truck at the Munich plant with a string of lights measuring almost 200 meters.

Project 04: France – E-mobility at MAN Diesel & Turbo

MAN Diesel & Turbo has updated the fleet of service cars in operation at its plant in Saint-Nazaire. One special addition was an electric car, for which MAN invested around €30,000. With a maximum range of 160 kilometers, it is used for short trips to customers and suppliers in the surrounding area. The goal of this investment is to make a contribution towards reducing CO2 and noise emissions. Plugging it into a high-voltage 400 V charging point replenishes the car’s batteries to 80% of capacity in just 30 minutes.

Project 05: Austria – Astronauts on Board Spaceship Earth

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In late August 2012 the ninth KinderUni event took place in Steyr under the banner “Thinking the Unthinkable.” MAN was one of the sponsors. The aim was to prepare children – aged from nine to 12 — for the social and environmental challenges facing their generation. One of the 163 events focused on the topic “Astronauts on Board Spaceship Earth.” The 20 participating children pretended they were passengers on Spaceship Earth for its voyage around the sun. Guided by an expert from MAN Truck & Bus, they thought up some questions and answers on the subject of sustainability and had a lot of fun while they were at it.

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In late August 2012 the ninth KinderUni event took place in Steyr under the banner “Thinking the Unthinkable.” MAN was one of the sponsors. The aim was to prepare children – aged from nine to 12 — for the social and environmental challenges facing their generation. One of the 163 events focused on the topic “Astronauts on Board Spaceship Earth.” The 20 participating children pretended they were passengers on Spaceship Earth for its voyage around the sun. Guided by an expert from MAN Truck & Bus, they thought up some questions and answers on the subject of sustainability and had a lot of fun while they were at it.

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Project 06: Poland – Safe journeys to school

Road traffic can be particularly dangerous if you are a child. MAN Truck & Bus Poland is well aware of this issue, as it demonstrated once again in its eighth year as main sponsor of the annual road safety day co-organized by Transport Polski magazine and the municipality of Niepolomice near Krakow. The MAN plant hosted the event, which took place in October 2012. The company supplied several trucks for the traffic training sessions and our employees also got involved. Three hundred children took the opportunity to learn about the correct way to behave around traffic – including in situations where there are trucks on the road.

Project 07: Spain – School bags for first-graders

The workforce at MAN Truck & Bus Spain held a collection to raise money to buy school supplies for 158 students starting elementary school. The employees teamed up with crews from the Spanish Red Cross to fill school bags with the school supplies. The initiative marked the start of the employee volunteering activities organized by MAN Truck & Bus in Spain in cooperation with the Red Cross.

Project 08: Germany – Augsburg Philharmonic Orchestra

MAN Diesel & Turbo has been the new main sponsor of the Augsburg Philharmonic Orchestra since April 2012. The aim of the partnership is to attract more internationally renowned artists to Augsburg and raise the profile of the city’s philharmonic orchestra. The move also sees Augsburg’s largest industrial employer promoting cultural and social life in the region. The orchestra’s first concert with MAN Diesel & Turbo as the main sponsor took place at the end of May 2012 in Augsburg’s freshly renovated convention hall.

Project 09: South Africa – Learning with a real MAN engine

Tom Naude Technical High School located in Polokwane, north of Johannesburg, has been working with MAN as part of a joint project since 2008. We have supplied the classrooms with technical equipment and provided practice objects. Instead of teaching theory from the front of the class, the teachers bring the subject matter to their students in a practical environment using a functioning engine and an actual rear axle. The teachers attend regular training sessions in the use of technical equipment. The improved teaching and learning conditions at the school are already being reflected in better final grades.

Project 10: Vietnam – The classroom on wheels

In rural areas of Vietnam such as the Mekong Delta, access to computers and the Internet is extremely restricted. Computer skills are a rarity among local children. But “Helena’s mobile school” — run by the private Dariu Foundation, which works to improve education in Vietnam — is on a mission to change all that. Sea freight containers have been converted into classrooms for teaching groups of up to 30 children at a time. Once the course has been completed, a truck takes the classroom to its next stop. MAN SE partnered with MAN TopUsed to donate a truck to transport the mobile classrooms.