Our understanding of Product sustainability.
Sustainability. A fixed component of our business activities.
For us, product responsibility requires a combination of three things: the greatest possible customer benefit, the highest safety standards, and maximum environmental and climate compatibility.
To achieve this goal, we depend on environmentally compatible product development and innovative concepts. This extends from trailblazing vehicle and powertrain technologies, lightweight construction, the use of natural materials and remanufacturing of components to sophisticated assistance systems that can prevent accidents.
Environmental production is a matter close to our hearts. Accordingly the measures taken for the environmentally compatible production of our commercial vehicles encompass the entire production process: saving primary energy and reducing CO2 emissions by heat recovery plays a major part in this, as does the use of water-soluble paints which significantly contributes to the reduction in solvent emissions. Other examples include the reduction of waste water, the avoidance of waste and uncompromising recycling, which all contribute to a positive LCA – now and in the future.
Production facilities are environmentally running.
The Wörth plant, where all trucks are produced, operates an environmental management system which is regularly inspected by independent environmental auditors and exceeds all of the requirements set out in the EMAS and ISO 140001 environment standards.
In the particular case of the Actros and the Axor, specific attention was paid to the reusability of the materials employed and a recycling-compatible design from the start. As a result, around 85% of all materials in the Actros and the Axor can be reused when the vehicles has reached the end of its operating life.
Trucks of lasting value.
We offer trucks that are not only perfectly engineered, but also designed to cope with the conditions they will encounter in the Middle East region. These trucks are built with sturdy, proven components and are configured for extreme topographical and climatic conditions that allow for varying levels of driving skills. This applies also in terms of environmental protection, where we currently provide our customers in the region with proven solutions for meeting Euro 2 and Euro 3 standards.
Mercedes-Benz Trucks is a pioneer and the leader in the area of environmental protection: as a result of ongoing development efforts, diesel engines from Daimler are among the most efficient and low-emission high-tech engines on the market.
FleetBoard®: for improved fuel consumption and an even longer service life.
As one measure towards environment-friendly operations, we are also offering, in all our vehicles, the telematics-supported Internet services provided by FleetBoard® which measures the performance of vehicles and drivers on every journey. These services help to identify citeria such as vehicle and driver behaviour in order to decrease fuel consumption and increase the service life of the vehicle.FleetBoard®
Good drivers hold the key to success.
A huge impact on fuel consumption and operating life of a vehicle is the driver. Mercedes-Benz offers several driver trainings to train and provide guidance to drivers and fleet owners to further enhance working life.Training