Low-carbon trajectory

Low-carbon trajectory

The fight to limit global warming is today a battle being waged worldwide by public organizations, 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 announced in early 2022 its commitment in this area, with two major objectives for 2030. To reduce its direct and indirect carbon emissions (scopes 1 and 2) by 46,2%, while reducing by 33,7% the CO2 emissions linked to the use of machines (scope 3), which alone represent 89% of the total emissions generated.


This low-carbon trajectory has been validated by the Science-Based Target initiative (SBTi), a leading independent body led by four international organizations. These scientific targets pave a clear path for us to reduce our emissions and ensure the sustainability of our model in a low-carbon world, alongside our customers, our suppliers and our partners. Manitou Group will thus ensure transparency by monitoring and reporting annually on its progress.

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The various actions taken to reduce the environmental impact of the group’s activities and products constitute an excellent opportunity to innovate in terms of energy transition and, ultimately, earn new market share.


At the end of 2022, Manitou Group presented its hydrogen approach and the world’s first prototype of a telehandler using a fuel cell. This machine, dedicated to construction, will be tested and made available on worksites to benefit from valuable feedback from users. With this hydrogen solution, the group is highlighting its capacity for innovation, offering its customers the solution best suited to their needs, without the slightest compromise on performance.

for 2025...

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 ATJ e 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.