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2019 Sustainability Report

2019 Sustainability Report 

Our ideas and concepts for a sustainable future

Product stewardship is our main focus, but sustainability at MTU goes far beyond climate protection and safe flight operations. It encompasses resource-conserving and environment-friendly production and maintenance as well as fair and safe working conditions, equal opportunities for all employees and high-quality training and development. Compliance forms a key part of our corporate culture and sustainability does not end at the gates of our plants: we involve the supply chain in our activities, too.

Reiner WinklerChief Executive OfficerMTU Aero Engines AG
“The coronavirus pandemic demonstrates the importance of responsible and decisive action. As a company, we bear responsibility for the protection and health of our employees, but we also recognize our obligation to society and the environment. That is why we are continuing to pursue the changes necessary to create a more sustainable future.”
reduction in emissions

Is this possible for air travel? This is the vision that drives us. Our long-term goal is to help aviation become emissions-free and, in doing so, play a part in achieving the two-degree target set out in the Paris Agreement.

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less aircraft noise

With the help of our Clean Air Engine agenda, we want to cut aircraft noise by more than half. Flying as a whole is set to become significantly quieter, too.

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employees trained on compliance

To ensure a functional compliance culture, MTU puts a high priority on preventing possible forms of misconduct and raising awareness of compliance issues among employees.

In 2019, we trained more than 500 employees through e-learning and face-to-face training at our sites.

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tolerance approach to violations

We want to prevent compliance violations and ensure that business relationships have integrity. MTU does not tolerate any kind of conduct that violates laws or regulations.

Any detected violations will be subject to disciplinary action. In such cases, MTU applies a principle of zero tolerance.

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Our contribution towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

With our sustainability activities, we can contribute to eight of a total of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out in the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:

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

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Corporate governance

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Product stewardship

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Value creation

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Employees and society

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Information about the coronavirus pandemic

This sustainability report covers the 2019 financial year and is being published as the world fights against the coronavirus pandemic. People and companies are in a different situation today than they were in the reporting year. MTU is doing its part to help contain the pandemic and has taken numerous measures to protect its workforce. The current situation notwithstanding, we want to live up to our corporate social responsibility. You can find more information here.


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Foreword by the Chief Executive Officer