Salzgitter AG becomes a member of “Foundation 2 Degrees – German CEOs for Climate Protection”

12.12.2019 | Press release of Salzgitter AG

Salzgitter AG has joined the “Foundation 2 Degrees – German CEOs for Climate Protection” as a promoting company providing support for this important platform.

Foundation 2 Degrees has been set up across sectors and, from the standpoint of the Group, is ideal for illustrating the various aspects of the transformation tasks that lie ahead in the business community, as well as for forging ahead with joint solutions and initiatives.

“As one of the first energy-intensive companies in this important business network, we are delighted to take on an active role,” says Chief Executive Officer Professor Dr.-Ing. Heinz Jörg Fuhrmann. “With our SALCOS® – Salzgitter Low CO2 Steelmaking project, our Group is pioneering CO2-low steel production of the future. We willingly contribute our experience from discussions to date about the necessary framework conditions from the sphere of politics and energy to the foundation’s work.”

Salzgitter AG is currently engaged in dialog with politicians, trade unions and other groups in society. The most important preconditions for realizing a CO2-low steel production are already foreseeable today: the availability of internationally competitive prices for renewable energies and the achieving of advantages for customers who use steel from CO2-low production.