The fight to limit global warming is today a battle being waged worldwide by public organisations, economic players and citizens. Companies have an essential role to play in this fundamental movement.
Acutely aware of its responsibilities, Manitou Group has chosen to place the « low carbon trajectory » pillar at the heart of its CSR approach and step up its efforts in this area. Its carbon footprint is regularly measured, whether for the group’s own activities (industrial facilities, transport, etc.) or for greenhouse gas emissions generated by the end use of its machines. These alone accounted for 88% of total emissions!
The various actions taken to reduce the environmental impact of the group’s activities and products also constitute an excellent opportunity to innovate in terms of energy transition and, ultimately, earn new market share.
Innovate for low-emission products.
40% of new products launched will be low-emission.
Develop services to reduce emissions at use.
CO2 data: offer visual aids and features to reduce emissions caused by use, through the driver’s cab or the machines’ digital interfaces.
Reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the group’s sites.
Improve the environmental efficiency of manufacturing processes, industrial facilities and offices.
Electric or hydrogen
On the road to alternative energy
In a move to accompany the development of “zero emission” cities and worksites, Manitou Group launched the “Oxygen” label dedicated to alternative energies. The first all-electric 200 ATJE mobile elevated work platforms were manufactured in 2020 with the goal of offering an exhaustive electric option for all ranges between now and 2025. In the area of hydrogen, a three-year test was launched in 2021 to assess the technical and economic viability of a range of telehandlers operating on green hydrogen.
Transformation of uses
as the heart of environmental issues
Given that the majority of Manitou Group's CO2 emissions are caused by the use of its machines, the Reduce programme, launched in 2013, aims to transform usage. Customers and end users can access the Reduce Fuel website to measure and compare the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of machines, to help them make informed choices. At the same time, Reduce TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) sets out the cost of machines line by line, with a view to optimising their profitability, including maintenance.
Acting on the ground
for more efficient facilities
At its various manufacturing sites around the world, Manitou Group measures the energy consumption and CO2 emissions linked to its manufacturing processes. While targets for their reduction will be set in the near future, the facilities' environmental and energy performance certification procedures provide a clear illustration of how the group is already taking effective action in this area.