Sustainability at Salzgitter AG

"With sustainable conduct and circularity as the guiding principles of the “Salzgitter AG 2030” Group strategy, we want to become Europe’s strongest steel and technology group. Together with our partners, we are resolutely treading new paths, transforming industry and creating sustainable values for the future.

Salzgitter AG is aware of its ecological, social and corporate responsibility along the entire value chain. Responsible treatment of natural ways of life and the well-being of present and future generations form a key cornerstone of our Group’s economic success."

Gunnar Groebler, Chief Executive Officer
Michael Kieckbusch, Chief Human Resources Officer
Birgit Potrafki, Chief Financial Officer

Sustainability strategy

Our sustainability strategy is derived directly from the “Salzgitter AG 2030” Group strategy, lending concrete shape to the general direction of travel outlined in the strategy and firmly embedding ecological, social and corporate sustainability in all areas of our value added processes. The main sustainability challenges facing Salzgitter AG have been pooled in six central focus areas, forming the priorities for our ongoing development. 



To achieve Salzgitter AG’s ambitious climate protection targets by 2030, we are focusing our commitment in particular on increasing energy efficiency and extending the decarbonization of our steel production.


Through closed material loops and responsible management along our entire supply chain, we are steadily reducing Salzgitter AG’s consumption of resources.

Click here to find out more about protection of climate, the environment and resources at Salzgitter AG


Success and progress hinge on our employees in particular – it is they who shape the future of Salzgitter AG. We rely on committed employees to whom we offer an attractive, respectful and secure working environment.

Supply chain

The Salzgitter Group is represented through 150 subsidiaries and affiliated companies in virtually all regions of the world. We advocate for our values and convictions along our entire value chain.

This is how Salzgitter AG takes responsibility in the area of social sustainability


The constant refinement of our corporate culture is based on transparent guidelines, viable structures and clear processes in all areas of the Group.


On our way to becoming a climate-neutral company, we are driving the transformation of our core business together with our partners.

Here you can read more on the background to Salzgitter AG’s corporate responsibility

Our Sustainability Management: Publications and codes

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Annual Report 2023
(including non-financial Report)

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Our policy statement on respect for human rights

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Environmental guideline
of Salzgitter AG

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Magazine accompanying the Annual Report 2023

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Supplier Code
of Conduct

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Code of conduct
of the Salzgitter Group

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Salzgitter AG 2030

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STIL Magazine:
Circular Economy

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Sustainability Report

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Carbon Disclosure Project
(CDP) 2023