Continuously improving – environmental protection and climate change mitigation in steel strip production

Steel is an amazing material that is 100 percent recyclable. Our high-tech materials play an important role in achieving the energy revolution in numerous applications. Even with all our products’ positive properties, it’s also our duty to make the energy-intensive production of cold rolled steel strip as environmentally friendly and climate-friendly as possible.

Our environmental and energy policy has been certified according to DIN EN ISO 14001 (environmental management) and DIN EN ISO 50001 (energy management) for more than ten years. Our goal is to optimize our environmental performance and energy consumption within the framework of a continuous improvement process in such a way that we conserve resources as far as possible, use energy efficiently, and minimize our impact on the environment. Due to the vital importance of decarbonization, we are focusing our strategy on the increased use of energy from renewable sources and the continuous optimization of our processes’ energy efficiency.

We are committed to the Paris Agreement and are taking on the challenge of reducing carbon emissions with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality by 2045. In this context, we’re driving decarbonization both in terms of our production activities and along the entire value chain. This holistic approach is of vital importance, as a large part of the emissions caused by our finished products are actually generated during crude steel production. This is the only way we can work with our suppliers to implement carbon avoidance measures and, at the same time, with our customers to minimize the product carbon footprint during the selection of materials.

Climate strategy Reducing emissions before the hydrogen era

How we are already reducing the product carbon footprint of many material versions by means of strategic investments along the entire value chain and systematically preparing for the hydrogen era. / more 

Carbon footprint Validated carbon footprint

We are among the first companies in the industry to be able to validate the carbon footprint of coils of any grade. This serves as the basis for us to reliably report real reductions in carbon emissions to our customers in a transparent manner. / more 

Podcast Podcast: Steel to Zero

Find out how the steel industry can reduce carbon emissions as quickly as possible from industry experts in our new sustainability podcast. / more 

Environmental & energy policy ENERGY EFFICIENCY

The aim of the Waelzholz environmental and energy policy is to protect ressources, use energy efficiently and to minimize the environmental impact. / more 

| Sustainability The Waelzholz podcast: Reducing the carbon footprint of crude steel production

A large part of steel materials’ product carbon footprint is generated during the production of crude steel. In the… / more

| Sustainability The Waelzholz podcast: Cutting carbon emissions in the steel value chain

Our podcast on sustainability highlights the opportunities to cut carbon emissions in the complex steel value chain. / more

| Corporate & markets Low carbon emissions steel strip: Salzgitter AG and Waelzholz sign partnering agreement

A partnering agreement regarding the joint further development and supplying of low-carbon steel strip has been… / more

| Corporate & markets First CO2-reduced coils delivered

The first CO2-reduced hot rolled steel strip coils manufactured by Salzgitter AG were delivered to the Waelzholz Group. / more

| Industries & applications Materials for high-performance bipolar plates in fuel cells

Thanks to its exceptional stability and formability, stainless precision steel strip from Waelzholz is ideally suited… / more

| Steel materials Fast-bonding varnish: accelerating the electrical steel strip plate stamping and bonding process

The new fast-bonding varnish accelerates the process of bonding electrical steel strip plates into lamination stacks… / more

| Industries & applications The changing face of drive technology – cold rolled steel strip materials in the future

Norbert Brachthäuser, responsible for electrical steel strip materials technology at Waelzholz, spoke at the digital… / more

| Industries & applications Efficient electric vehicles with thin electrical steel strip grades

Waelzholz’s extremely thin NO 20 – NO 30 electrical steel strip grades are the ideal material to use in electric motors. / more