Thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe Achieves First ResponsibleSteel Certification

Following an independent audit conducted by DNV, thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe’s El Puig site has successfully obtained ResponsibleSteel certification. This is the organisation’s first certification globally and is an unprecedented milestone as the first steel-cutting service centre to obtain the certification.

The El Puig Steel Service Centre was founded in 1989 as a joint venture and has belonged to thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe since July 2016. This achievement was the result of a collective effort by the entire El Puig team to fulfil the 12 principles of ResponsibleSteel’s International Standard Version 1.1, covering a wide range of ESG criteria.

Oliver Bensing Carvalhal, CEO of thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe S.L, said, “This ResponsibleSteel certification reflects our commitment to our environment as well as acts as a differentiating factor between our competitors and us and endorses our path to a sustainable and decarbonised production process for future generations. It is not an easy task, but this is what responsible management is about, combining economic development, social inclusion, environmental sustainability and transparency to contribute to creating a more sustainable future for people and the planet. This certification positions us as a reference steel cutting service centre worldwide.”

Thyssenkrupp has set targets for 2030 to reduce the sum of its direct emissions (Scope 1) and its emissions from purchased energy (Scope 2) by 30% compared to 2018. Furthermore, the company aims to reduce indirect emissions from its value chain by 16%.

ResponsibleSteel CEO, Annie Heaton, commented: “We’re delighted to have thyssenkrupp’s El Puig site join the growing ranks of ResponsibleSteel certified sites. This achievement, the first for thyssenkrupp Materials, demonstrates their commitment to our mission to drive the responsible production of net zero steel and the importance of managing sustainability impacts all along the value chain. The site has worked to create a culture which promotes worker safety and wellbeing and has made significant environmental strides. Most notably, El Puig has reduced its water consumption rate by 40% and has already made progress reducing emissions, having lowered CO2 emissions by 25.6% between 2017 and 2021.”

Read the public audit summary here.

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