Environmental and climate protection at MTU
For MTU, protection of the environment is a top priority. This is reflected in the MTU Principles, in each year’s corporate objectives, and in the company’s program of environmental measures. The company assumes ecological responsibility not only for its products, but equally for the way they are developed, manufactured and maintained. Its greatest contribution to environmental protection are eco-efficient products within our product responsibility.
MTU’s climate strategy
MTU aims to make a sustainable contribution towards global climate protection and focuses on the development of eco-efficient products that help the aviation industry stabilize its CO2 emissions in the medium term and cut them in the long run. The targets MTU has set for itself are pursued within the framework of the company’s climate strategy.
Environmental management in production
MTU has defined ecological targets for its manufacturing and maintenance activities, the aim being clean production that goes hand in hand with the responsible use of water, energy and materials and keeps the environmental impact caused by emissions as low as possible. Energy-efficient production not only conserves resources and improves ecological compatibility, but also saves the company money in the form of reduced energy costs. Intelligent recirculation systems, heat recovery, high recycling volumes and the use of renewable energy sources ensure the economical use of raw materials and energy.
The company complies with all international environmental standards and is either certified in accordance with ISO 14001 or validated in accordance with the European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). MTU’s Munich and Hannover locations are additionally validated in accordance with the European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). Independent external auditors and environmental consultants conduct annual reviews to confirm adherence to the latest environmental protection requirements. This monitoring is supplemented by internal inspections and audits. Its rigorous environmental management in 2015 again resulted in MTU not having to pay any penalties for infringements or violations of environmental legislation.
What’s more: At many of its locations MTU has established standards that are more stringent than current legal requirements and environmental standards. At its site in China, for instance, MTU by far surpasses nationally mandated environmental requirements, thus setting an example of responsible action to ensure long-term sustainability.
Overview of MTU’s certifications and approvals