Corporate governance

UN 2030 Agenda

Sustainable Development Goals

At a United Nations summit held in September 2015, the international community of states adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Thus making it clear that the current global challenges can be effectively addressed in a joint effort only. The agenda aims to make sure that economic progress goes hand in hand with social justice and ecological responsibility. Industry is also called upon to do its part. MTU meets this responsibility.


 

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Our contribution toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

At the core of the 2030 Agenda are 17 goals for sustainable development, or SDGs for short. These goals embrace the three dimensions of sustainability—economy, environment and society—in equal measure. We support the implementation of the SDGs and have identified eight goals to which we can contribute and which are therefore relevant for MTU: 

Quality education
Gender equality
Decent work and economic growth
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Responsible consumption and production
Climate action
Peace, justice and strong institutions
Partnerships for the goals

We can promote the SDGs in a concrete way with a broad range of projects and activities. How we can influence progress toward the SDGs and what our contribution was in 2020:

  

SDG 4: Quality education

Quality education

Offering good educational opportunities: MTU is committed to high-quality education and training, both at its various locations and within the framework of partnerships in the area of education. We support centers of competence in the aviation sector jointly set up with universities and research institutions, because our industry is in particular need of highly qualified and well trained employees. We offer all employees at our company locations a wide range of training and continued training programs to ensure a high level of education in the regions. By providing dual-track training for young people, we lay an important foundation for their future professional success. More information about our commitment to education under → Employee development and → Corporate social responsibility

This is how we contributed to the SDG in 2020:


SDG 5: Gender equality

Gender equality

Promoting diversity and inclusion: MTU advocates diversity and equality of opportunity. Diversity is part of our human resources strategy. An important focus here is on the promotion of women, which is also anchored in the company’s corporate objectives. What we consider particularly important is to promote female talent to get more women into management positions. In addition, we offer a variety of work taster and job entry opportunities for girls and women to encourage them to pursue technical professions. More information about our commitment to diversity under → Diversity and inclusion

This is how we contributed to the SDG in 2020:

 


SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

Decent work and economic growth

Maintaining fair working conditions: Decent working conditions are a top priority at MTU. We do not tolerate forced or child labor and maintain high occupational health and safety standards in compliance with the applicable national regulations, which we consider to constitute the minimum requirements. Moreover, we offer our employees additional services at our locations under our company health management scheme. The principles of our social responsibility have been laid down in our Code of Conduct. In addition, a Supplier Code of Conduct has been developed that governs cooperation with our supplier base. More information under → Occupational safety and health protection → Human rights → Supplier management

This is how we contributed to the SDG in 2020:


SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Advancing sustainable aviation: MTU makes major contributions to industry, innovation and infrastructure beyond national boundaries. Aviation connects continents and nations. Through the continuous development of ever better technologies, we help conserve resources and substantially improve the eco-efficiency of aircraft engines. We want to achieve the goal of virtually emissions-free flight by way of completely new propulsion concepts. We operate a global network of facilities, in particular with our joint venture partners, to be close to and optimally serve our customers worldwide. Thus, we improve the infrastructure in the respective countries and support sustainable industrialization. More information about our commitment to climate action and environmental protection under → Product stewardship and → Value creation

This is how we contributed to the SDG in 2020:

  


SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production

Responsible consumption and production

Comprehensive climate action and environmental protection: MTU stands for sustainable production and aims to maximize the eco-efficiency of its products. In the manufacture of our products, sustainability is our basic principle. In our maintenance shops, we rather repair parts than replace them with new ones. This saves on materials and conserves resources. With our environmental management system, we pursue an integrative approach, assessing the effects of our production processes and products already in our corporate decision-making. In product development, eco-efficiency is our primary aim. More on environmental protection and climate action in the chapters → Product stewardship and → Value creation

This is how we contributed to the SDG in 2020:


SDG 13: Climate action

Climate action

Wide variety of climate action activities: MTU’s product development efforts are aimed at reducing the climate impact of aircraft engines and ultimately achieving emissions-free flight. Its most significant contribution toward climate action is through sustainable engine technologies. Our work on new propulsion concepts such as the hydrogen-powered fuel cell and our commitment to the use of alternative fuels contribute to this. Climate action is another top priority at all of our locations: we have put efficient heat recovery systems in place, use renewable energy sources and are looking into more sustainable in-house transportation options. In addition, we support regional climate action initiatives. More on this in the chapters → Product stewardship and → Value creation

This is how we contributed to the SDG in 2020:

   


SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Peace, justice and strong institutions

Good corporate governance: Through a well-founded compliance system in conjunction with a zero-tolerance approach, MTU actively fights corruption and bribery. Compliance with statutory provisions and internal regulations is an essential part of our corporate responsibility. In particular, we foster responsible international trade. With our Code of Conduct for Suppliers we make sure that our suppliers also abide by our high business ethics standards. More information about our approach under → Compliance

This is how we contributed to the SDG in 2020:


SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Partnerships for the goals

Successful collaborations: MTU is convinced that the challenges the international community of states is currently facing can be addressed in partnerships only. This is why we rely on close cooperation with our joint venture and business partners. When it comes to the development of young talent, we also collaborate with providers of education and research establishments. At our locations, we have entered into education partnerships to further develop the expertise and skills of our local workforce. Participation in various research collaborations and technology networks are of tremendous importance for us to achieve our ambitious targets for sustainable air transport. More information about our climate action activities under → Climate impact of aircraft engines and on our educational collaborations under → Corporate social responsibility

This is how we contributed to the SDG in 2020:

 


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Source: UN Communication Material

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