Mahle's Germany Plants Go CO2 Neutral In Line With Global Target By 2040

Mobility Outlook Bureau
21 Jan 2022
11:58 AM
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The group has adopted binding reduction targets throughout the company and will reach CO2 neutral production by 2040.


Leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry, Mahle has announced that the group reached a significant milestone in 2021 on its path toward groupwide carbon neutrality. 

As per the communication from the group, as of last year, all German Mahle production locations have become CO2 neutral. Committed to the Paris Climate Agreement, the technology group has significantly reduced its carbon footprint. The group has adopted binding reduction targets throughout the company and will reach CO2 neutral production by 2040. Moreover, the communication said that the use of self-generated power from renewable sources will increase annually. 

Matthias Arleth, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO, Mahle Group, said, “As a foundation-owned company, we have a special responsibility toward mankind and the environment. We see the Paris climate agreement as a binding mandate to minimise emissions caused by mobility. Our technologies are already helping to make individual mobility more efficient, more sustainable, and thus more environmentally friendly.” 

Today, the group is increasingly focusing on internal company structures and processes. “In both the production and administrative areas, we aim to leverage further potential in environmental protection and overall sustainable corporate governance,” Arleth said.

One example is the action area of energy efficiency where, for instance, the group is increasingly using self-generated electricity and will in future be able to partially meet its energy needs with eco-friendly solar power from the company’s own photovoltaic systems. This year, the group will be launching corresponding projects in all regions of the world in which it operates. 

It may be noted that the use of renewable energies is nothing new to the group whose Austrian plants, for example, have all been powered for many years now by electricity generated exclusively from renewable energy resources. Last year, the plant in St Michael ob Bleiburg received an award from the Austrian Ministry of Environment for its climate and environmental protection measures portfolio.

Kathrin Apel, Global Head of Sustainability, Occupation Health, Safety & Environment, Mahle, said, “For us, sustainability means building a future in which the well-being of our employees, as well as environmental and climate protection, go hand in hand with positive business growth. We have set ourselves some ambitious goals here, which we are driving forward,” says  

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