Daimler Truck Honored with the Green Mover Award

Daimler Truck honored with the Green Products Award celebrate innovation in sustainable product design

Daimler Truck marked a significant milestone by inaugurating the inaugural presentation of the company’s esteemed “Green Mover Award.” This internal environmental accolade serves as a tribute to exceptional projects and initiatives in the realm of environmental protection and commitment.

The Green Mover Award ceremony marks a momentous occasion in Daimler Truck’s journey towards environmental excellence, celebrating innovation, dedication, and the transformative power of collective action in safeguarding our planet for future generations.

Andreas Gorbach, a Member of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck and steward of Truck Technology stands as the proud sponsor of the Green Mover Award. He emphasizes that sustainability extends far beyond vehicle innovation and CO2 reduction, highlighting the pivotal roles played by supply chains, production processes, and waste management.

For Gorbach and the entire company, the Green Mover Award holds profound significance, symbolizing their unwavering dedication to environmental stewardship. He underscores the collective impact of every project, reaffirming that each contribution propels Daimler Truck closer to its sustainability goals, making a tangible difference in the environment.

The Daimler Truck environmental prize was adjudicated across five distinct categories: “Green Products,” “Green Production,” and “Green Supply Chain,” alongside the special categories recognizing the efforts of “Green Trainees” and “Green Engagement.” A distinguished panel comprising six internal colleagues and external sustainability experts meticulously evaluated 124 submitted projects to determine the worthy recipients of this prestigious accolade.

Award Winners in the Category of “Green Products”

Recognizing projects that drive environmentally significant improvements in products, spanning research and development, production, use, and disposal, the Green Products Awards celebrate innovation in sustainable product design. Here are this year’s standout projects:

1st Place: 4R Strategy (Repair, Remanufacture, Repurpose, Recycle) for Responsible Battery Uses– Located in Detroit, USA, this pioneering project implements the 4R strategy—Repair, Remanufacture, Repurpose, Recycle—as a circular solution for responsible battery usage throughout their entire service life. By embracing the principles of circular economy, the team ensures the sustainable management of batteries, mitigating environmental impact and promoting resource efficiency.

2nd Place: Daimler Buses Aftersales Strategy for EV Batteries– In Mannheim and Neu-Ulm, Germany, Daimler Buses presents an innovative aftersales strategy focused on electric vehicle (EV) batteries. This forward-thinking approach ensures the responsible handling of EV batteries post-use, promoting their reuse or recycling while minimizing waste and maximizing resource utilization.

3rd Place: FleetGreen – Platform for Carbon Emissions Measurement– Originating from Brazil, FleetGreen introduces a revolutionary platform designed to measure carbon emissions, enhancing transparency and accountability in fleet management. By providing real-time data on carbon emissions, the platform empowers businesses to make informed decisions that reduce their environmental footprint and contribute to a sustainable future.

Winner in the Category of “Green Production”

Recognizing initiatives that significantly enhance the environmental sustainability of production sites, the Green Production Award applauds projects that innovate in planning, maintenance, and operation. This year’s winners have demonstrated exceptional commitment to environmental stewardship:

1st Place: Treatment and Reuse of Contaminated Solvents in the Paint Shop

Located in Gaggenau, Germany, this groundbreaking project focuses on the treatment and reuse of contaminated solvents within the paint shop. By implementing advanced purification techniques, the team has not only reduced waste but also minimized environmental impact, setting a new standard for sustainable manufacturing practices.

2nd Place: Development of a Water Management System for More Efficient Water Use

Hailing from Chennai, India, this project pioneers the development of a comprehensive water management system aimed at maximizing efficiency in water usage. Through innovative strategies and technologies, the team has significantly reduced water consumption while maintaining high productivity levels, showcasing the importance of responsible resource management in industrial settings.

3rd Place: Sustainable Approach to Reducing Oil and Sludge in Wastewater

In Hosdere Turkiye, this project takes a sustainable approach to mitigate oil and sludge contamination in wastewater. Through the implementation of environmentally friendly practices and technologies, the team has successfully minimized pollutants, ensuring the responsible management of wastewater and protecting local ecosystems.

Award Winners in the Category of Green Supply Chain

Recognizing initiatives that drive environmental sustainability within supply chains and allied sectors, the Green Supply Chain Awards celebrate innovative projects worldwide. Here are the distinguished projects leading the charge toward a greener future:

1st Place: Reducing Emissions by Optimizing Production Forecasts and Order Processing (USA)

Harnessing advanced forecasting techniques and streamlined order processing, this project in the USA significantly reduces emissions throughout the production cycle. By aligning production schedules with demand forecasts, the initiative optimizes resource utilization, minimizes waste, and ultimately slashes carbon footprints.

2nd Place: Optimization of Supply Chains for Packaging and Transport to Reduce CO2 Emissions (Saltillo, Mexico)

In Saltillo, Mexico, this project revolutionizes supply chain logistics by focusing on packaging and transport optimization. Through innovative strategies and technologies, CO2 emissions associated with transportation are drastically reduced, setting new benchmarks for sustainable supply chain management.

3rd Place: Electrification of Inbound Logistics at German Locations (Woerth, Gaggenau, Mannheim, Kassel / Germany)

In a bold move towards electrification, multiple German locations lead the charge by electrifying inbound logistics operations. By transitioning to electric vehicles and infrastructure, these sites significantly decrease carbon emissions, demonstrating Germany’s commitment to sustainable practices within its industrial landscape.

These award-winning projects exemplify the power of innovation and collaboration in driving positive environmental change within global supply chains. Through their pioneering efforts, they inspire and pave the way for a more sustainable future for generations to come.
Winner in the Category of “Green Trainees”

Acknowledging the remarkable contributions of apprentices and trainees towards environmental improvement, the Green Trainees Award highlights initiatives that make a tangible difference in the ecological landscape. This year’s deserving recipients are Luis Falkner, Ralf Gensicke, Nils Klumpp, Frieder Weigand, and Yusuf Yeniguen, participants in the company training program in Gaggenau. Their project titled “Nature Conservation Meets Education” exemplifies their dedication to fostering environmental awareness and action within their community.

Award Winners in the Category of “Green Engagement”

Celebrating projects that ignite environmental consciousness and drive positive change, the Green Engagement Award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond to make a meaningful impact on their environment. This year’s esteemed winners are Rahul Madhukar Jagtap, Sathishkumar Manimaran, Muthukumar Murugesan, Kannan Nagarajan, and Ramesh S. from Daimler India Commercial Vehicles. Their project “Sustainability Connect” embodies their commitment to implementing environmental initiatives that not only improve their community’s environmental footprint but also foster a culture of sustainability at a personal level.

Sustainability at Daimler Truck

The introduction of the Green Mover Award seamlessly aligns with Daimler Truck’s overarching sustainable business strategy. As a leading manufacturer of commercial vehicles, Daimler Truck remains steadfast in its commitment to developing sustainable transportation solutions for both goods and passenger transport. The company recognizes its responsibility towards society and views sustainability as an integral aspect of its corporate behavior. The Green Mover Award underscores Daimler Truck’s dedication to driving positive environmental change, ensuring a greener and more sustainable future for generations to come.