Source: Knorr-Bremse announcement

MUNICH – As the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other systems for rail and commercial vehicles, Knorr-Bremse is a driving force behind sustainable mobility.

This is reflected not least in the company’s sustainability ratings. In 2022, Knorr-Bremse was once again awarded Gold status by EcoVadis. And in the automotive and supplier industry’s self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ), the sustainability management at 17 Knorr-Bremse plants was given a score of between 80 and 93 percent.

Visitors to the IAA TRANSPORTATION 2022 trade fair in Hanover, Germany, on September 20-25, will discover all they want to know about Knorr-Bremse’s strategies, technologies and solutions for supporting decarbonization and the circular economy within the commercial vehicle sector. Knorr-Bremse will be exhibiting at Booth C21 in Hall 12.

In Knorr-Bremse’s ongoing efforts to boost sustainability, climate action is a key strategic focus. In 2021, as part of the Group’s Climate Strategy 2030, Knorr-Bremse attained the target of carbon neutrality across all Group sites worldwide.

Green power agreements and certificates ensured that 98 percent of the electricity supplied to Knorr-Bremse globally was generated from renewables. Knorr-Bremse is also firmly on track to reach its second key climate goal: to halve carbon emissions by 2030. By 2021, the company had already achieved a 73-percent reduction in carbon emissions compared with 2018.

As Bernd Spies, Member of the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG and responsible for the Commercial Vehicle Systems division affirms, aligning Knorr-Bremse’s product strategy with sustainability goals opens up great opportunities: “Sustainability is good for the commercial vehicle industry and safeguards the future of our company by facilitating new business models. Here I’m thinking in particular of innovative products that improve traffic safety and contribute to e-mobility and automated driving. In this respect, both our customers and our own strategic objectives are focused on building a circular economy, reducing emissions and cutting energy consumption.”

At the same time, with an eye to global technology trends, Knorr-Bremse has aligned its latest new product developments with sustainable goals which it aims to meet by applying the principles of EcoDesign – ecological product design.

This process, now mandatory within the company, stipulates new product development requirements relating to, for example, the selection of materials, weight reduction, energy efficiency, and higher levels of recyclability.

In commercial vehicles, this results in safe, reliable systems with minimized carbon, noise and brake-dust emissions that comply with the vehicle manufacturers’ development roadmaps.

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