Responsibility for humanity and environment

Our locations around the world continuously strive to further reduce waste volumes and emissions as well as the consumption of energy and water.

We consider it to be our most important task to harmonize the future of humanity with technical progress.

The basis for this is our environmental management system, introduced in 1996, which we maintain as part of the MAHLE Business Processes. All aspects of safety at work, health care, and environmental protection are taken into consideration. As early as the planning stage for plants and processes, we take care to analyze risks and thus to ensure preventive safety at work, health care, and environmental protection in equal measure.

Targeted employee information facilitates responsible action at all levels. At the same time, our employees provide us with valuable suggestions for further improvements. Our Group-wide process structure, which sets global standards, ensures that procedures from the planning stage to implementation can be implemented completely in line with integrated safety at work, health care, and environmental protection.

MAHLE strives to make its products as energy- and resource-efficient as possible.

Environmentally sound product design is an important consideration when developing new products. These basic principles also apply to our operational processes, which are designed to conserve energy and resources, following the ISO standards 14001 and 50001, as well as 45001 . By taking appropriate measures, MAHLE also ensures that environmentally harmful events are avoided and limited in the case of damage. To this end, we invest in environmentally friendly, state-of-the-art technologies and actively support global climate protection efforts. Species conservation and diversity considerations are also taken into account in planning measures. Fulfilling the general obligation of due diligence in protected areas is second nature to MAHLE.

Die Welt, one of the most important daily newspapers in Germany, and Accenture, one of the world’s largest corporate consultancies, chose MAHLE as the winner of their prestigious TOP 500 Award for sustainable growth.

Sustainability Reports


Sustainability Report 2023 [PDF; 3532 KB]


Sustainability Report 2022 [PDF; 3671 KB]


Sustainability Report 2021 [PDF; 3797 KB]


Sustainability Report 2020 [PDF; 3275 KB]


Sustainability Report 2018/2019 [PDF; 2476 KB]

Contribution to environmentally-friendly mobility

The greatest contribution to environmental relief is provided by our core products. The innovative MAHLE technologies, which reduce fuel consumption and emissions, have a permanent positive impact on the environmental balance in millions of vehicles worldwide. Reducing weight and friction in pistons and other engine components represents our contribution to improving efficiency and emission control.

The environmental statements of the MAHLE locations can be requested by e-mail.

Here you`ll find our Guidelines for safety at work, health care, environmental protection and energy management [PDF; 18 KB] - Date June 2021

Important supplier information for the delivery of products, chemical materials, and preparations to MAHLE can be found on the group website: Prohibition and declaration of substances

The Environmental Management System Certificate for Murtede, Portugal, can be found here [PDF; 49 KB].