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Sustainability & Responsibility

Clean engine technology

DEUTZ, environmental protection is lived every day: using state-of-the-art technology, DEUTZ engines reduce pollutant emissions significantly – all around the world.

Emissions are produced during the operation of internal combustion engines: particulates, nitrogen oxides and other pollutants harm people and the environment. Increasingly strict emission regulations counter this.

The limit values for nitrogen oxides and the particulate mass (essentially: soot particles) have been reduced to 95.7% and 97.9% respectively over the last two decades.

In 2019, the EU will be introducing emission level V for off-road engines and thus further reducing the particle limit value. For the first time, then, there will also be a limit on the number of particles in addition to the mass of particulate matter – their response to the particulate issue. To achieve this, a closed diesel particulate filter is technologically necessary.

The diesel particle filters fitted on our TCD engines to meet the current emission levels (EU level IV) already meet the next stage of emission limits adopted for 2019 (EU level V). DEUTZ diesel engines reduce the particulate mass by more than 99%.

In the last ten years, the fuel consumption of DEUTZ engines has been reduced by significantly more than 10%. Both our customers and the environment benefit, as less CO2 is released and less fossil fuel is consumed.

In addition, alternative fuels exist that emit significantly less CO2 and pollutants. In the future, CO2-neutral operation of internal combustion engines will be possible using so-called e-fuels based on renewable energy.

For more information, see the section Fuels of the future.

Environmental management system

In addition to our eco-friendly products, our resource-saving production also makes an important contribution. As part of our environmental management system, we are committed to the prevention of air pollution, the avoidance and disposal of waste, the protection of the soil and adjacent waters, as well as sustainable energy saving.

The environmental management system at DEUTZ AG, whose conformity with DIN EN ISO 14001 has been confirmed by certification society TÜV Rheinland Cert GmbH, proves its effectiveness, among other things, by the fact that important aspects such as sustainability are already taken into account in the planning of work places. Internal environmental and energy audits, which are carried out according to a set schedule by a team of specialists, ensure that the peer-reviewed processes are compliant with the legal requirements and that department-related goals are met.

Energy Management System

Following the successful introduction and certification of the energy management system at DEUTZ AG, have we continued its development from both an organisational and technological perspective.

So-called energy teams monitor the energy-related objectives in the works by using a KPI system. The data is collected using modern building control systems and mobile detection technology in the energy monitoring system. This system forms the basis for identifying potential savings by means of detailed evaluations.

At an operational level, the implementation of the resulting measures and the planning and implementation of the concepts of energy in new buildings is carried out. Thanks to the efforts of the energy team, we achieved an annual savings of 715 MWh in 2016 alone with the implementation of a total of 20 projects.

The energy management programme at DEUTZ AG has been certified by TÜV Rheinland Cert GmbH.

ISO 50001 certification

Social commitment

Social commitment has a long tradition at DEUTZ. As a global company, we are aware of our social responsibility (corporate citizenship). We take responsibility for our decisions and our actions, for our products and services, to customers and investors, as well as towards our environment and the society in which we live. We have been committed in this respect for many years especially in our home region around Cologne, but also in our national and international projects.

For more than 25 years, we have been working in cooperation with IN VIA, a trade association run by the German Caritas organisation, and the Federal Employment Agency to provide a vocational schooling for young people with academic and social difficulties. The young people take a ten-month basic course on metals at the DEUTZ Training Centre, which can help them acquire a qualification that opens up career-starter opportunities for them. Around 80% of graduates, sometimes even more, are able to find and start an apprenticeship after completion of the qualification measure – a comparatively high rate.

For over 30 years, DEUTZ has also run successful collaborations with NOSTRA GmbH. People with disabilities are fully and equally involved as employees in the packaging and finalisation of the entire range of engine spare parts at the DEUTZ AG site in Cologne-Kalk. Here they demonstrate on a daily basis that disabled people can also make a valuable economic contribution in today’s working world. Today, around 50 full-time employees are busy packing engine parts or completing gasket kits and spare parts kits, and even fulfilling complex certifications such as DIN EN ISO 9001. DEUTZ has also been successfully working together with Gemeinnützige Werkstätten Köln GmbH for over 40 years. Currently, more than 110 employees are working for us at different locations. They work, for example, in the areas of packaging and assembly, produce additional articles such as idlers and dipsticks for machinery or fulfil orders in the printing department.