Our Contribution to the SDGs
SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-being
PIERER Mobility AG has set itself the goal of manufacturing particularly safe and high-quality products. Customer health and safety always have top priority across all product areas. The research and development department of KTM AG is therefore heavily committed to ensuring the safety of its customers and works on future-oriented solutions. Examples include the world's first “motorcycle stability control” system, but also a PTW bend warning system and ideas for “vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication”
SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth
The PIERER Mobility Group is considered a technology pioneer in the premium motorcycle segment and is also one of the largest employers in Upper Austria. For KTM AG, as the leading motorcycle manufacturer in Europe, it is our declared goal to continue to grow to further expand our leading role when it comes to technology, sales and sustainability in the world of motorcycling. Research and development have therefore been the focus of our activities for many years. This generates economic growth (SDG 8.1), while attractive jobs comprising interesting tasks as well as opportunities for further training and promotion give employees the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, and new and valuable jobs are created (SDG 8.5, SDG 9.2).
SDG 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
The pursuit of technological progress and the promotion of innovation are the cornerstones of the PIERER Mobility Group's business model. Our stated goal is to further expand our pioneering role in terms of technology, sales and sustainability in the powered two-wheeler world through continuous growth. The progressive R&D strategy has produced innovative products which meet the high expectations of our customers in terms of technology, performance and efficiency.
SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities
SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production
Using natural resources efficiently and taking measures to avoid, reduce and recycle waste materials contribute to SDG 12. As far as the development and production of its products are concerned, the PIERER Mobility Group attaches importance to the efficient use of raw materials in a manner that conserves resources, and to environmentally sustainable operations.
SDG 13 – Climate Action
The PIERER Mobility Group is conscious of the contribution that its operating activities make to climate change and supports SDG 13 with measures to combat climate change. For example, the company shares the ACEM strategy for decarbonization of Powered Two-Wheelers (PTWs) by 2050 and is working with project partners on concepts for sustainable mobility in urban habitats (SDG 13.2). An important aspect in the development of homologated vehicles is the reduction of exhaust and noise emissions.
SDG 4 – Quality Education
With its initiatives focusing on the training and education of potential and existing employees, the PIERER Mobility Group is making a valuable contribution to SDG 4 which aims to provide quality education and lifelong learning opportunities and enables everyone to enjoy equal access to this. Apprentice training forms an important aspect of HR strategy, as the employees make a significant contribution to the company’s success.
SDG 5 – Gender Equality
The PIERER Mobility Group believes that all employees have a right to work in a safe, fair and respectful environment that promotes equal opportunities. This is stated in the Diversity and Anti-Discrimination Policy and practiced accordingly. In addition to measures for flexible working arrangements - such as working from home, flexible working hours and part-time positions - women in STEM professions receive specific support. This is resulting in an increase in female apprentices in technical areas as well as an overall increase in the number of female employees in the company, not least in management positions (SDG 5.5). The Code of Conduct strictly prohibits all discrimination, which is again addressed in the above-mentioned policy, defined and explained in more detail, and also backed up with disciplinary measures. This is helping to end discrimination (SDG 5.1).
SDG 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation
SDG 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy
SDG 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
The PIERER Mobility Group advocates the respective national anti-corruption provisions and the international directives or recommendations (e.g. UNCAC, U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises). It does not tolerate any practices in which business transactions are concluded by unfair means (SDG 16.5).