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2018 Sustainability Report

Goals set and achieved in 2018

Sustainable governance

 

Goal

Status/ Deadline

Comments

Compliance

Reorganize Compliance Board

Achieved

The new appointments are presented under Compliance.

Introduce Compliance Officer function

Achieved

Measure taken from compliance system review

Introduce a web-based reporting system

2019

Measure taken from compliance system review

Conduct regular compliance audits to ensure business processes comply with statutory requirements and guidelines

Ongoing

 

Carry out employee training

Ongoing

In 2018, we conducted training on compliance issues, in particular on anti-corruption and international trade, as well as on the MTU Code of Conduct.

Stakeholder dialog

Communicate MTU’s contribution to the SDGs

2018/2019

Publish MTU’s contribution to the SDGs at www.mtu.de, further information in this report, flyer to follow in 2019

Extend the stakeholder survey

2019

The online survey is supplemented by the topic of SDGs.

Conduct stakeholder survey on sustainability at MTU

Ongoing

We have revised the online survey at www.mtu.de, and interviews have taken place with selected representatives of important stakeholder groups.

Undertake non-financial reporting in accordance with the German CSR Guidelines Implementation Act

Ongoing

part of the Annual Report

Reinforce sustainability aspects of stakeholder dialogs on established platforms

Ongoing

 

Exchange more information with partners on sustainability issues

Ongoing

 

Sustainability management

Consolidate sustainability topics in the risk management process

Achieved

A quarterly survey on the key sustainability topics was launched in 2018.

Expand CR Steering Committee and CR team

Achieved

The CR Board has been established as a decision-making body for sustainability, as has the CR Reporting function.

Review CR management processes

Achieved

 

Benchmark and introduction of CR database

2019

 

Participate in sustainability ratings

Ongoing

 

CR training

Ongoing

Train new CR team members and hold campus lecture

 

Product stewardship

 

Goal

Status/ Deadline

Comments

Product quality and flight safety

Lower or at least keep the number of customer complaints stable at all locations compared to the previous year

Goal partly achieved

Achieved in 2018 at the majority of locations

Launch improvement project for analyzing what went wrong if a customer complains

Achieved

 

Run quality initiative at MTU Maintenance

2019

 

Conduct monitoring and recertification audits for quality management systems

Ongoing

 

Climate strategy

Achieve a 15%* reduction in CO2 emissions with the first-generation geared turbofan

2020

Stage 1 of our climate strategy concluded with the entry into service of the first generation of the geared turbofan engine family (Claire 1). All models in the family will be rolled out into large-scale production by 2020.

Achieve a 25%* reduction in CO2 emissions with the second-generation geared turbofan

2030

Implementation of the second stage (Claire 2); launch of numerous technology projects within the framework of the German federal government’s aviation research program (LuFo V-3) with the aim of reducing fuel consumption, commissioning of a new product-ready axial compressor at RWTH Aachen University to demonstrate advanced compressor technologies

Achieve a 40%* reduction in CO2 emissions with an integrated ultra-efficient propulsion concept

2050

Implementation of the third stage (Claire 3); coordination of work content of a partner technology project to evaluate and demonstrate the feasibility of novel circular processes; investigation of hybrid-electric or all-electric powertrains for aircraft taxis or aircraft (19-seater) with partners in preparation

Support the rollout of sustainable fuels with MTU engine expertise

Ongoing

e.g. by participating in research projects, studies and practical tests

Aircraft noise

Achieve a 20 dB** (cumulative) reduction in noise emissions relative to ICAO Stage 4 with the first-generation geared turbofan

2020

All models in the Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine family will be rolled out into large-scale production by 2020.

Achieve an 11 dB** reduction in noise emissions (per aircraft movement, corresponds to -55%) with the second-generation geared turbofan

2030

as per requirements stipulated in the European Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA); launch of numerous technology projects within the framework of the German federal government’s aviation research program (LuFo V-3) with the aim of reducing noise emissions using enhanced noise measurement and calculation processes

Achieve a 15 dB** reduction in noise emissions (per aircraft movement, corresponds to -65%) with the third-generation geared turbofan

2050

as per requirements stipulated in the European Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA)

*   compared to an engine from the year 2000, per passenger kilometer
** compared to an engine from the year 2000

 

Supply chain

 

Goal

Status/ Deadline

Comments

Supplier management

Incorporate sustainability aspects into existing supplier audits

from 2019

 

Conduct annual survey of all relevant suppliers on compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act concerning conflict minerals

Ongoing

For 75% of the Group reporting entity

Require new suppliers to commit to the Code of Conduct

Ongoing

For 75% of the Group reporting entity

Conduct standardized assessment of risks in the supply chain

Ongoing

Risk analysis by country and product group launched

 

Environmental protection in production

 

Goal

Status/ Deadline

Comments

Reduced consumption of energy and resources

Reduce CO2 emissions by 25% at the Munich site as part of Clean Air Industrial Site (benchmark year: 1990)

2020

 

Zero mission (zero emissions, zero waste) in Munich

Ongoing

e.g.: introduction of returnable cups at the German locations, Green Office: increased use of eco-friendly office materials, offer of eco-friendly travel alternatives in the travel portal for business travel bookings

Promote sustainable mobility

Ongoing

We have installed electric charging spots at our Munich and Hanover sites, and we are operating additional electric vehicles for internal transport. Electric charging spots will soon be installed at the Ludwigsfelde site.

Carry out employee training on sustainable resource consumption and the company’s environmental activities

Ongoing

 

Reduce the environmental footprint of business travel (resource consumption and CO2 emissions) by making increased use of modern communication technologies

Ongoing

 

Energy-saving measures

Reduce the amount of energy required to power buildings

Ongoing

 

Upgrade to LED lighting

Ongoing

 

Shut down machines and systems during extended interruptions to operations

Ongoing

 

Improve the efficiency of compressed air generation

Ongoing

 

Use groundwater for cooling

Ongoing

 

Material efficiency

Sustainable manufacturing concepts: Apply new laser-based additive manufacturing techniques to build production parts

Ongoing

The range of parts is continuously being expanded; a department was set up in 2018 to cluster activities.

Develop materials that are more lightweight and more resistant to extreme temperatures, resulting in lower fuel consumption and emissions.

Ongoing

 

Environmental certifications

Certification to ISO 14001 and validation under the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS)

Ongoing

The Hannover and Berlin sites are certified to ISO 14001; the Munich, Hannover and Ludwigsfelde sites are validated under EMAS. The relevant audits were passed again in 2018.

Publish annual environmental statements for the German sites according to EMAS

Ongoing

 

 

Employees

 

Goal

Status/ Deadline

Comments

Occupational safety

Limit reportable workplace accidents to a maximum of 20 within the MTU Group (production sites)

Not achieved

Yearly tolerance threshold for 2018 exceeded, mainly attributable to the higher number of accidents at the Munich and Ludwigsfelde locations, but MTU’s overall accident rate remains low at 4.3 accidents per 1,000 employees.

Run surveillance and recertification audits in the MTU Group in accordance with OHSAS 18001 for sites that are already certified

Annual

Audits were passed again in 2018.

Run a safety at work campaign with key topics

Ongoing

Local measures were implemented at production sites in 2018.

Occupational health

Conduct employee survey on occupational health management at the German sites

2019

 

Obtain certification to ISO 45001

2019

MTU Maintenance Hannover is the first MTU site to be certified to this new standard.

Promote a healthy diet

Ongoing

 

Ergonomics management

Ongoing

Ergonomic measures in Industry 4.0 manufacturing processes were introduced in 2018.

 

 

 

Attractiveness as an employer

Strengthen international focus of employer branding

Ongoing

 

Continue developing offers to improve people’s work-life balance

Ongoing

 

Receive “Top Employer” status in Germany, Poland and British Columbia, Canada

Annual

 

Roll out initiatives for company-sponsored childcare during summer vacation

Ongoing

Munich, Hannover

Provide independent advice and facilitation services for family-related matters

Ongoing

The services offered are reviewed and enhanced on a regular basis, e.g. childcare network.

Develop new offers to promote employee mobility

Ongoing

Consider a car sharing provider

Diversity & equal opportunities

Have a higher proportion of women in management positions (target: 13%) and on the Executive Board (target: 25%)

By 2022

Target agreement on women in management for Germany

Heighten managers’ awareness of their responsibility to promote equal opportunities, particularly work-life balance

Ongoing

 

Participate in initiatives designed to promote young female talent

Ongoing

e.g. Girls’ Day or the Research Camp for Girls

Training and development

Continue with Business Challenge training initiative

Achieved

Launch MTU Business Challenge III

Introduce a new online learning portal for employees

2019

E-learning offerings have been expanded for German sites; international sites will be connected in 2019.

Offer new training opportunities to promote greater internationalization

2019

Launch the next round of the International Leadership Program (ILP)

Anchor the new leadership values company-wide

2019

As part of Business Challenge Leadership in Germany from 2018, international sites to follow from 2019

Conduct management transition coaching

Ongoing

 

Employer/ employee dialog

Conduct regular employee surveys

Achieved

We have implemented measures for sites in Germany and Poland.

Confer MTU Award to honor outstanding performance

2019

 

Run company suggestion scheme (BVW) for putting employees’ ideas for improvement into practice

Ongoing

Launch of new BVW 2019

 

Society

 

Goal

Status/ Deadline

Comments

Corporate volunteering

Support employee volunteer work

Ongoing

 

Investing in young talent

Endowed Chair in Structural Mechanics of Aircraft Engines at the University of Stuttgart’s Institute of Aircraft Propulsion Systems

Ongoing

 

Provide financial backing for “Germany Scholarships”

Annual

Leibniz University of Hannover, Technische Universität Braunschweig

MTU foundation with the goal of actively supporting development of female students in STEM disciplines

Ongoing

 

Award the Wolfgang Heilmann Prize for young scientists

Annual

 

Promote science journalism

Sponsor the German award for aerospace journalism

Annual

 

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