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UNGC & Sustainable Development Goals

At the end of 2020, we began the process of joining the UN Global Compact (UNGC) to underline our overarching objective of striving for commercial success while increasing the focus on fulfilling our corporate, social, and environmental responsibilities. Thereby, we committed ourselves to supporting the ten principles of the Global Compact, which relate to human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption, and to promote them within its sphere of influence.

By signing up to the UNGC, we want to play an active role in helping to achieve the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). The goals are regarded as the most important objectives in the context of a global sustainability policy and thus provide guidelines for the global sustainable development of society, culture, and the economy.

The SDC’s evaluation identified six SDGs. Examples are provided below of the measures, targets, and projects with which DEUTZ is making a contribution to these goals:

To ensure the health and well-being of our employees in the workplace, we comply across the Group with the statutory requirements on occupational health and safety that apply from country to country. This involves implementing measures that are designed to ensure that employees are exposed to as few dangers as possible at work and to minimize the risk of accidents. We also offer an extensive range of healthcare and sports programs and have provided the option of flexible working time models, such as pre-retirement part-time employment.

Further information is presented in our non-financial report in the chapters HR management and Occupational health and safety.

We strive to drive forward the representation of women in our company and to establish an equality-friendly management culture. Consequently, recruitment decisions are made solely on the basis of the candidate’s professional suitability.

As part of our sustainability strategy, we have set ourselves the clear goal of increasing the number of women in our workforce and in senior management, and are thus actively promoting gender equality.

Further information is available in our non-financial report in the chapter HR Management.

We help to secure decent working conditions, both directly and indirectly, by respecting all human rights within our Company and through the steps that we have taken to monitor and encourage the safeguarding of human rights in our supply chain.

Further information is presented in our non-financial report in the chapters HR management, Occupational health and safety, Corporate Governance & Compliance, and Supplier management.

DEUTZ Code of Conduct

DEUTZ Supplier Code of Conduct

Guideline for handling conflict minerals

We are proactively driving technological progress in the off-highway and marine sectors, and thereby helping to combat climate change, by developing innovative engines based on alternative drive systems – some of which are carbon-neutral – and steadily reducing the fuel consumption of our traditional internal combustion engines.

Further information is presented in our non-financial report in the chapter Product stewardship.

We regard innovation and a pioneering spirit as the driving force behind progress of any kind, and nowhere is this reflected more than in our corporate values that are put into practice across the Group. In this context, we have established an annual innovation prize, the Nicolaus August Otto Award, with the aim of supporting progress in society and making a proactive contribution to tackling global challenges such as climate change. With prize money of €30,000, the award is named for the founder of DEUTZ AG and co-inventor of the four-stroke engine, and honors innovative ideas in the fields of alternative drive systems, transportation, energy efficiency, innovative technology, and research for the future.

We extend the lifecycle of our products and are thus making a contribution to sustainable consumption by offering reconditioned engines and spare parts through our Xchange program. At the same time, we are making our production more sustainable, for example by taking steps to reduce our use of resources or to use them more efficiently. 

Further information is available in our non-financial report in the chapters Product stewardship and Environmental and climate protection.

Further information on our Xchange program is available here.

By continually refining our innovative portfolio of drive systems and implementing our electrification strategy, we are playing an active part in shaping a sustainable future for off-highway and marine applications and thereby contributing to the successful decarbonization of the economy. We also contribute to the fight against climate change through our targets aimed at lowering our emissions of CO2, particulates, and nitrogen oxide and reducing the volume of waste at our production sites. 

Further information is available in our non-financial report in the chapters.

Further information is available in our non-financial report in the chapters Product stewardship and Environmental and climate protection.

An overview of our portfolio of innovative drive systems is available here.

The progress we have made in supporting the UNGC principles and the extent to which we are making a positive contribution to achieving the SDGs will be revealed in our annual non-financial report, starting with the 2021 reporting year.