Thyssenkrupp AG Corporate Responsibility

Achieving more in environmental protection

September 10th, 2018
Olena Momotko, News from Berlin

Thyssenkrupp is one of the world's largest steel producers; it was ranked tenth-largest worldwide by revenue in 2015. The non-governmental organization CDP named Thyssenkrupp as a global leader in climate protection last year. And for a very specific reason: Many of their products are specifically targeted at conserving our planet. For example they produce green fuel and take care of 800,000 square meters of rainforest in Brazil and also help stabilize power supplies in India.

Hearing their view on environment protection, you immediately understand - they know what they’re doing. “Let’s be honest: What comes to mind when you think of environmental protection in companies? Minimizing waste? Tree planting campaigns? Or even: greenwashing? That’s understandable on the one hand. But things are different at Thyssenkrupp: For us environmental protection is more than just a passing buzzword. More than the latest trend. More than business-driven marketing.”

Laudable that not only words can show us their passion to achieve more in helping the planet. Only energy saving can be counted as admirable, taking into account that they produced more than 500 rotor bearings for wind farms in North See and want to do more. To meet their own high standards they have set themselves the target of reducing their energy consumption by 10% by 2020 versus 2013 through the energy efficiency program.

Furthemore, laughing gas, which sounds anything but dangerous, is much more harmful to the climate than CO2. Thyssenkrupp has developed EnviNOx, a process to remove it almost completely from emissions of industrial plants.

One more vulnerable achievement is a new project of creating next generation of biofuels. Instead of edible plants such as rape or maize, natural waist is used as raw material.

To sum up, we should take environmental protection seriously – because without respect for nature, wildlife and its resources, our days on this planet are numbered. Stay Green!


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