Sustainability at a glance 

For the future viability of the Wacker Neuson Group’s business model, it is crucial to embed sustainable thinking and action in all Group processes. In addition to economic growth and increasing profitability, social responsibility, climate protection and the intelligent use of resources are also relevant for the Wacker Neuson Group. The Strategy 2030 places a stronger focus on sustainability and zero emission programme.

Purpose

We make a strong contribution to sustainable construction and agriculture. 

Sustainability figures 

Our strategy

Environmental

Scopes   Scope 1    Scope 2   Scope 3

There are three categories in which companies or organizations emit their greenhouse gases. These categories are known as scopes.  

The scopes for measurement and communication of the CO2-emissions from the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) are the following: 

  • Scope 1 – direct emissions
  • Scope 2 – indirect emissions from the energy purchased 
  • Scope 3 – indirect emissions within the supply chain

Scopes   Scope 1    Scope 2   Scope 3

  • Certification of the largest Wacker Neuson Group locations in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14001 (environment) and 50001 (energy) in order to evaluate the effects of the value creation processes on the environment
  • Resource-saving measures on various locations:
     
    • Production expansions using low-energy heating systems 
    • Installation of photovoltaic systems

Scopes   Scope 1    Scope 2   Scope 3

  • 100 percent green electricity procurement for all locations in Germany and Austria in 2023
  • CO2eq reduction target with regard to the base year 2019: reduction of the emissions for Scope 1 and 2 of the companies responsible for around 90 percent of the Wacker Neuson Group’s total revenue by around 50 percent from 38,104 tonnes to 19,550 tonnes by 2025. This corresponds to a reduction in CO2eq emissions intensity from EUR 20 tonnes/million to EUR 6.5 tonnes/million (around -68 percent).

Scopes   Scope 1    Scope 2   Scope 3

  • Circular Economy in focus through our rental and used machine fleet as well as our maintenance services
  • Focus on the expansion of the zero emission product portfolio 
  • Machines with the stage V engines are HVO-ready (hydrogenated vegetable oil): HVO fuels are obtained from renewable raw materials and, therefore, have a significantly better environmental balance. This way the greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by 90 percent when compared to fossil diesel. 
  • First refurbishment projects (for light equipment) in action 
  • We focus not only on the broad zero emission portfolio but also on the overall 360 degrees ecosystem. This spans the charging infrastructure, services, different usage models and battery lifecycle management.

Social

Our leadership guidelines are a part of our values and company strategy: they guide us when we cooperate, encourage us to reflect on our actions and build a common basis for understanding of our values.

„We assume responsibility.“

„We act as coaches.“

„We believe in
mutual respect.“

„We celebrate success.“

„We continue to develop.“

Employee satisfaction: our employees are a very valuable resource for us – they build a basis for the success and future-oriented growth of the Wacker Neuson Group. In order to encourage the development of the professional as well as social skills and maintain enthusiasm, we aim to create the perfect working environment for our employees. We offer attractive employee compensation and promote a respectful and open company culture.

Work-life balance

flexible working time models
and a wide range of part-time options

Attractive compensation & benefits

pension schemes

Employee development

webinars, team and individual coaching sessions,
external and internal trainings

Apprenticeship and trainee programmes

Signing of the Diversity Charta (Charta der Vielfalt)

For the Wacker Neuson Group, local presence to the customer is essential. With the principle of “one-stop solution provider“, qualified and motivated employees are available from consulting to sales processing and servicing. Regional presence to the customer through our own sales and service centres and support from competent trade partners play a major role in ensuring long-term and trusting cooperation.

Product development

Customer-oriented development and demand management on a regional level

Customer proximity

Through direct sales network and very close cooperation with dealer partners

Trainings

Worldwide product, service and sales trainings not only for the employees, but also for dealers and customers from different industries

Product safety

User protection as well as ergonomics are in focus of the product development 

Customer feedback

Increase in customer satisfaction and loyalty through continuous collection of customer feedback and its proactive implementation 

Voice of Customer

Through the application of the voice of customer and voice of service customers’ knowledge and practical experience flow directly into the development process.

As a global company, we have a responsibility to conduct our business within a legal and ethical framework. We are committed to upholding and respecting human rights in our operations and supply chain. For more information on our human rights policy and due diligence processes, please see our Declaration of Principles on Respect for Human Rights.

 

 

Governance

Wacker Neuson Group Compliance
  • We reinforce the transparency along the supply chain through  incorporation of our compliance organization on a regional, local and functional level. 
  • We inform our suppliers, sales partner and employees with codes of conduct. 
  • With the whistleblower system “Tell-it”, the Wacker Neuson Group has had an internet-based communication channel for several years to identify possible violations of laws and policies.

Downloads

Non-financial Group Reports
Code of Conducts
Declaration of Principles on Respect for Human Rights

Contact

Sustainability

Wacker Neuson Group
sustainability@wackerneuson.com
Peer Schlinkmann
Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
 
Maureen Habermann
ESG-Manager
 

Illustrations: Franziska Ruflair