Statement by the Executive Board

The year 2020 was a challenging one for all of us. The global spread of the coronavirus has changed our lives fundamentally and challenged many of the things that we used to take for granted. Never before has the inseparability of business success and social responsibility been more clear.


Ensuring the health and safety of our employees and business partners was a particularly high priority during this challenging time. Despite these adverse conditions, we continued our research and development activities in 2020 and proved a solution-oriented and trustworthy partner assisting our customers in overcoming unprecedented challenges.

As a manufacturer of safety-relevant systems for the commercial vehicle industry, we maintained our service and spare parts deliveries to support road-based logistic transport without interruptions throughout the pandemic, helping ensure the flow of all necessary goods to the population at large and to hospitals. We were also able to maintain deliveries of our systems to farmers, thereby making our own contribution to safeguarding the production of food during the crisis.

Although the clear focus during 2020 was on the health of our employees and on supplying our customers, we continued to press ahead with important issues in the area of climate and environmental protection. We set ourselves goals to further reduce our CO2 emissions and our energy consumption. We are currently investigating ways to make even more efficient use of resources and materials and to continuously reduce the volume of our waste. By 2030 we want to reduce our scope 1 and scope 2 CO2 emissions per production hour worldwide by 50 %, compared to the fiscal year 2020.

We believe it is important to embed sustainability at all levels within the company and to strike a balance between the commercial success of JOST and our social and ecological responsibility as a company operating on the international stage. The successful history of JOST is based on our ability to adapt quickly, to identify trends at an early stage, and to develop future-oriented solutions hand in hand with our customers.

We have ambitious plans! It now gives us great pleasure to present in this report the current status of our sustainability activities, our goals, and our strategy and to share with you information on our path towards a more sustainable JOST.

 

The Executive Board of JOST Werke AG

Neu-Isenburg, March 17, 2021

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