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.

Wind turbine in the countryside cover graphic 2022/2023 Sustainability Report

Sustainability Report 2022/2023

From our sustainability management to the areas of people and society, climate and environment, and responsible corporate governance up to our ESG strategy – find out everything you need to know about sustainability at Waelzholz. 


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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 

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 Waelzholz and thyssenkrupp take important step towards green steel production

Waelzholz received its first delivery of coils with reduced carbon emissions from thyssenkrupp Hohenlimburg. / more

| Sustainability Low-emission steel strip: Waelzholz signs agreement with Tata Steel Nederland

Tata Steel Nederland and Waelzholz have signed an agreement for the supply of low-emission hot-rolled steel strip. / more

| Steel materials Efficient fine blanking instead of machining

Machining from a solid blank remains the standard manufacturing process for a number of components today. For products… / more

| Corporate & markets Logistics innovation with digital driver check-in terminal

Truck drivers are now welcomed at Waelzholz in Hagen, Germany, in 13 languages and with a logical, step-by-step check-in… / more

| Industries & applications Steel strip for bi-metal hole saws and band saws

When it comes to manufacturing bi-metal saws, our backing strip combines a wide range of properties with high repeat… / more

| Sustainability Waelzholz now sourcing low-carbon emission wire rods from ArcelorMittal

Waelzholz has received its first shipment of low-carbon emission wire rods from ArcelorMittal, and in doing so has… / more

| Sustainability Hardened and tempered steel strip for clutch plates in wind turbines

When it comes to renewable power generation using modern wind turbines, special clutch plates made of martensitic… / more

| Sustainability Waelzholz increasingly relying on low-emission steel from thyssenkrupp in the future

In the future, Waelzholz will increasingly rely on bluemint® Steel, the climate-friendly hot rolled steel strip from our… / more