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Corporate governance

Our sustainability program

Goals and goal attainment for 2019

 

Corporate governance

 

Goal

Status/ Deadline

Comments

Compliance

Introduce a web-based reporting system

Goal achieved

Measure taken from compliance system review

Further refine the reporting system for all Group locations

2020

 

Revise the Code of Conduct

2020

 

Revise the MTU Group’s data protection guidelines

2021

 

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

Ongoing

 

Carry out employee training

Ongoing

We also held training sessions on compliance matters at all sites in 2019. As we revise the Code of Conduct, we will also adapt the corresponding e-learning course. In addition, we will be implementing a new training concept in the area of international trade.

Stakeholder dialog

Extend the ongoing stakeholder survey on sustainability topics

Goal achieved

We have added the SDGs as a topic in the online survey and received initial feedback.

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

Ongoing

Part of the Annual Report. In 2019, we incorporated the issue of human rights in the supply chain

Exchange more information with partners on sustainability issues

Ongoing

 

Sustainability management

Benchmark and introduce new CR database

Goal achieved

 

Revise the risk management process

2020/2021

Revise risk management for sustainability topics according to CSR-RUG

Benchmark CR management

2020/2021

 

Report on climate-related risks and opportunities in accordance with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

2020/2021

 

Participate in sustainability ratings

Ongoing

 

Conduct 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

For the majority of sites, the number of customer complaints increased due to significantly higher production volumes and changes to the local product portfolio.

Run quality initiative at MTU Maintenance

Goal achieved

Improvements for planning and maintenance processes across the division according to the best practice principle

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

2021

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 approx. by 2021.

Execute further stages of the Clean Air Engine agenda with a significantly faster reduction of emissions compared to the old plan and the long-term goal of emissions-free aviation

Not yet defined

We are currently revising our technology agenda and its specific targets for stages 2 and 3 with regard to climate action. It is to be adopted in 2020.

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

2021

All models in the Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine family will be rolled out into large-scale production approx. by 2021.

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

2030

Development of the necessary fans with a low pressure ratio and low-noise low-pressure turbines as part of the ENOVAL European research program

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

2050

Reduced emissions thanks to new engine architectures such as integrated and distributed engines

* 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 2020/2021

 

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

Further refinement of the risk analysis with regard to human rights is planned for 2020; the emphasis is on a more differentiated evaluation of product risk

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

 

Evaluate a potential new climate action concept

2020

An interdisciplinary working group has been set up to examine an appropriate concept and how it can be rolled out within the Group.

Zero mission (zero emissions, zero waste) in Munich

Ongoing

 

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

 

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

Ongoing

 

Environmental certifications

Achieve 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 2019.

Publish annual environmental statements for the German sites according to EMAS

Ongoing

 

Employees

 

Goal

Status/ Deadline

Comments

Occupational health and safety

Comply with the annual tolerance thresholds for reportable workplace accidents at production sites

Goal partly achieved

We exceeded the annual tolerance threshold for 2019 at two locations; MTU’s accident rate remains low with 4.4 accidents per 1,000 employees.

Conduct employee survey on occupational health management at the German sites

Goal achieved

 

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 2019. Following MTU Maintenance Hannover, MTU Aero Engines AG is now also certified to the new ISO 45001 standard.

Run a safety at work campaign with key topics

Ongoing

Local measures were implemented at production sites in 2019.

Promote a healthy diet

Ongoing

 

Perform ergonomics management

Ongoing

 

Attractiveness as an employer

Strengthen the 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

2019: Mobility survey and Bike Safety Day in Munich; carpooling app in Ludwigsfelde

Diversity & inclusion

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

By 2022

Target is set for women in management for Germany

Heighten managers’ awareness of their responsibility to promote equality of opportunity, particularly work-life balance

Ongoing

Intensified communication measures

Champion initiatives designed to promote young female talent

Ongoing

New as of 2019: Project partner in “Komm, mach MINT!” (German STEM initiative; external), “New” women’s network (internal)

Employee development

Introduce a new online learning portal for employees

Goal achieved

E-learning courses are being successively expanded for German sites and an online platform has been established at the Polish site.

Offer new training opportunities to promote greater internationalization

Goal achieved

New round of the International Leadership Program (ILP) has been launched.

Anchor the new leadership values company-wide

Goal achieved

Management values are enshrined throughout the Group at all management levels.

Conduct management transition coaching

Ongoing

 

Employer/ employee dialog

Confer MTU Award to honor outstanding performance

Goal achieved

MTU Award was conferred again in 2019.

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

Ongoing

The launch of a new concept is planned for 2020.

Conduct training for managers on leadership values with the focus on employee involvement

2020

 

Society

 

Goal

Status/ Deadline

Comments

Corporate volunteering

Support employee volunteer work

Ongoing

 

Investing in young talent

Have an 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

Operate an 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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