Mahle Claims Carbon Neutral Production in Germany

Automotive supply giant Mahle claims all of its production facilities in German homeland have achieved carbon neutrality.

It reached the milestone by the end of 2021 as part of its commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement. It has adopted binding reduction targets throughout the company and expects to reach CO2 neutral production for all its global production facilities by 2040. On top of this, it pledges the use of self-generated power from renewable sources will increase annually.

This year, the company will be launching corresponding projects in all regions of the world in which it operates. Currently in its Austrian plants, for example, all have been powered for many years now by electricity generated exclusively from renewable energy resources. Last year, the plant in St. Michael ob Bleiburg received an award from the Austrian Ministry of Environment for its portfolio of climate and environmental protection measures.

Matthias Arleth, chairman of the management board and CEO of the Mahle Group, said: “As a foundation-owned company, we have a special responsibility toward mankind and the environment. We see the Paris climate agreement as a binding mandate to minimize emissions caused by mobility. Our technologies are already helping to make individual mobility more efficient, more sustainable, and thus more environmentally friendly.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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