The Sustainable Path
Wirtgen Group Sustainability and Climate Protection

For the WIRTGEN GROUP, sustainability is a commitment and an opportunity

At the WIRTGEN GROUP, sustainability is a firmly rooted element of our corporate principles and a guideline for our day-to-day actions: The WIRTGEN GROUP understands sustainability as a social commitment and simultaneously as an opportunity for furthering the success of our company and the business activities of our customers. This is the reason why the WIRTGEN GROUP firmly anchors the topic of sustainability in all its corporate processes. Sustainability already plays an essential role in the design and construction of all WIRTGEN GROUP products, and is a key factor in all further phases of the value chain – up to and including the use of the machines in projects around the world.

Our vision: smarter, safer and more sustainable road construction.

WIRTGEN GROUP technologies and solutions help our customers to shape the world of tomorrow.

We value sustainability. Take a look!

Clearly Defined Goals

As the WIRTGEN GROUP, and as a part of the John Deere Construction & Forestry Division, we utilize standardized accounting of our emissions. Thanks to this, we have been able to set ourselves concrete, measurable goals that we intend to achieve in two steps by 2026 and 2030. In addition to a considerable reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, we also attach great importance to the development of sustainable technologies and solutions for our customers.

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Sustainable Production

The brand headquarters of the WIRTGEN GROUP in Germany and the local production facilities in Brazil, China and India are among the most modern of their kind. What’s more, we never rest. We continuously optimize and improve our factories and manufacturing processes to ensure that they achieve maximum efficiency and conserve valuable resources. Our goal: ISO 14001 certification of all WIRTGEN GROUP factories by 2024.

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Technologies for Tomorrow’s World

Machine efficiency is a deciding factor in enabling our customers to work sustainably and successfully. This is why we are improving our existing products and developing new technical solutions. The spectrum ranges from process-optimizing digital assistance systems to alternate drive train technologies to retrofitting solutions for existing machines and plants that them faster and more efficient.

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Climate-Friendly Production Systems

Cost-effective and ecologically-optimized road construction processes are becoming increasingly important around the globe. With our Wirtgen Group Production Systems, we offer end-to-end process solutions that cater to a wide range of project requirements. Our employees are happy to advise you on the ideal choice for your needs. In addition, we will continue our work on the digitalization and connectivity of our production systems.

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Assuming Responsibility

John Deere makes every effort to develop and realize solutions that safeguard the livelihoods of individuals and communities around the globe for generations to come. This engagement is also mirrored in the John Deere sustainability goals. As a branch of John Deere, the Wirtgen Group is proud to support these sustainability goals.

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Supplier Management

The John Deere Supplier Code of Conduct clearly establishes guidelines for the standard of ethical behavior expected from our suppliers and their employees. More information about how John Deere fulfills its obligations as laid out in the Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains Act can be found here

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Social Engagement

The WIRTGEN GROUP has been associated with the “Children in Need” charity group (“Kinder in Not e.V.”) for many years and helps it in the realization and implementation of social projects.

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