We aspire to be a company that builds and operates sustainably for future generations.

Our Targets

Red archery target.

2025

10%

Reduction in VOC* Emissions

15%

Reduction in waste to landfill

15%

Reduction in Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions** 

(Intensity normalized by revenue)

* VOC: Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) are chemicals that become a gas at room temperature, and are the leading cause of ground level air pollution - mainly coming from our painting lines.

** Scope 1 & 2 Green House Gases emissions: all energy consumption & gas emisson directly linked to the activity of the company.

All manufacturing facilities certified to the ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard

By 2022

All manufacturing facilities certified to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard

By 2025

Carbon Accounting

Understanding our environmental impact

We are implementing a software solution to measure and understand our Green House Gas emissions. As a company focused on continuous improvement, we are implementing meaningful actions to reduce our environmental footprint and measure our progress on a regular basis.

Efficiencies

Through a combination of lean process methodologies and the deployment of an Energy Management system, we are able to gain efficiencies and reduce waste in our operations.

Energy Efficiencies

WorkGreen Award

As part of our strategy to achieve our 2025 environmental targets, the WorkGreen Award was created in 2021. The goal is to collect the best ideas from our employees on environmental improvements.

The WorkGreen Award winner is selected by the CEO and the trophy is presented annually. The first award went to the Wilhelmshaven plant in Germany.

The team there led a project to replace the factory’s old air compressors with new generation compressors to reduce our energy footprint.

The new compressors will meet the compressed air demand and will be used to heat the onsite showers.

This has contributed to a 70% savings of electricity to heat the showers and a 15-ton reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions per year.

Waste Reduction


Baltar, Portugal

Our team positioned recycling bins throughout the facility to sort and recycle waste resulting in total waste separation of 70%, with plans to achieve 95% separation in 2022.

In order to better manage hazardous waste, we installed a chemical warehouse with fire protection and retention units, separating paint from solvents.

New painting techniques for better efficiency

Since identifying this waste, the paint line team installed pressure regulators resulting in an estimated 15% improvement in transfer efficiency. This new technique has minimized paint waste, reduced spray emissions, compressed air usage, and lowered frequency of filter changes.

Increase Renewable Energy Use

Manitowoc is actively deploying programs and identifying manufacturing locations where the efficient use of renewable energies, including solar and wind power, can be increased.

Carbon Offsetting

Manitowoc has provided approximately 33 acres of farmland in Wisconsin to an innovative farmer studying regenerative farming technology with “Between the Lakes” organization and the University of Wisconsin. Carbon credit certification for this collaboration is in process.