Our key sustainability topics and current measures
Decarbonisation strategy for Powered Two-Wheelers (PTWs) by 2050
As an ACEM member at the KTM AG level, we are committed to provide propulsion solutions that contribute to the decarbonisation of transport. Electromobility in particular will play an essential role here, especially in urban environments. However, in market segments that are difficult to electrify, other solution approaches based on the combustion engine will also be important.
We therefore share the ACEM strategy for decarbonisation, which is aligned with the objectives of the European Green Deal and the Climate Change Act, as well as the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy of the European Commission. This strategy provide us the guideline for addressing its key ESG topics of Alternative Drive Technologies, Pollutant Emissions from Vehicles and Research & Development in the ESG area of Sustainable Mobility.
Alternative drive technologies (including electric mobility)
Our goal is to bring products to market that meet the latest environmental standards and at the same time also offer a high level of additional benefit to the customer in terms of individual mobility. We want to combine these two topics in the best possible way and heavily promote the development of low-emission, low-noise vehicles such as e.g., the KTM SX-E or the KTM FREERIDE E series. For this task, KTM E-Technologies GmbH offers in-house e-mobility expertise, including the development of its own components. To ensure that electric mobility is adopted by a broader group of the population, we aim to raise awareness among our dealers and customers through regular interaction to facilitate the switch to electric two-wheelers.
Research & Development
Research and development has been the focus of our activities for many years. The strong commitment to the development division of KTM AG and the close cooperation with KTM E-Technologies GmbH therefore represents a key pillar of the success of the PIERER Mobility Group. The progressive R&D strategy has produced innovative products which meet the expectations of our customers in terms of technology, performance and efficiency. One of the cornerstones of our product strategy is developing solutions and concepts for sustainable mobility in urban environments as well as further areas of application. One example is “EMotion”, a research project launched in 2020 (more on page 38 in the Sustainability Report 2020 or at https://www.emotion-project.at/). Own indikator: Research and development
Product quality and costumer safety
Customer health and safety always have top priority across all our product areas. Thus, we have set the goal of manufacturing particularly safe and high-quality products. We also attach a great deal of importance to complying with the statutory requirements of the relevant end markets. For example with our testing infrastructure, our own laboratory for the purpose of analyzing the interactions of our materials with people and environmental organisms, as well as the KTM process management system, we secure the high product quality of our brands. GRI 416-2 Safety riks with products – Incidents with fine or penalty after recalls
Pollutant emissions from vehicles (emissions)
The use of our products along the entire life cycle is associated with climate and environmental impacts mainly due to the exhaust and noise emissions associated with combustion engines. In addition to fulfilling or even falling below homologation requirements with any vehicles designed for use on public roads we continuously put effort into further reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Together with the increasing electrification of our portfolio, we aim towards reducing our fleet emissions. GRI 302-5: Reduction in energy demand for products; GRI 305: CO2 footprint
Our mission is to reduce the number of avoidable motorcycle accidents to a technically feasible minimum by using rider assistance systems, among other things. In particular, we also involve our relevant stakeholder groups in the testing and validation process in order to ensure the best possible overall result. For example, the “vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communication” or the PTW bend warning system. (more on page 51 in the Sustainability Report 2020).