"Our company attaches great importance to assuming social responsibility. People are at the center of our commitment. As a forward-looking employer, we implement employee-oriented personnel concepts and are actively committed to the common good at our sites."
Michael Kieckbusch, Chief Human Resources Officer
People at the center
Salzgitter AG attaches great importance to assuming social responsibility. In doing so, we place special emphasis on people, both within the company and externally. As an employer, we have a duty of care towards the people who work for us and we take responsibility for offering our employees sustainable prospects. In addition, we get involved in our towns as a social stakeholder, finding diverse ways to promote both togetherness and local communities.
Our success and future are particularly dependent on our employees. The people in our company shape the future of our Group and play a central role in implementing the transformation.
Employee-oriented HR concepts
Our HR strategy aims to offer people in our company an attractive, safe and appreciative work environment. We therefore provide a wide range of employer contributions and benefits, offer extensive opportunities for qualifications and development and rely on fair, transparent remuneration.
The dedication, knowledge and creativity of our employees are key success factors for the company. Sound training for young talent as well as continuous further education and qualifications for our staff represent important investments in the future.
Expertise for the future
We offer our employees a wide range of further education and qualifications and we are developing further education concepts to shape the transformation. We also support and promote the career advancement of our specialists and managers with our HR development system FORWARD. To counter the imminent shortage of skilled workers in good time, we offer training in a wide range of occupations and dual study programs in commercial and technical fields as well as IT.
Health and safety at work is a central priority in the Salzgitter Group. We want people to be able to work safely and healthily with us. We therefore rely on comprehensive occupational health and safety management and take measures to protect and sustain our employees’ health.
The groupwide objective of our safety policy is simple: zero accidents! Further reductions in accidents is therefore enshrined as a target in our “Salzgitter AG 2030” Group strategy, and we work tirelessly on further optimizing the existing safety level and reinforcing the safety culture in the Group.
As a Group, we accept our social responsibility and make an active contribution to the common good. We feel a particularly deep affinity with the region of south-east Lower Saxony.
Here, around 40,000 people – employees, retired workers and their families – derive their livelihood from the Salzgitter Group.
Our social commitment ranges from a wide variety of funding programs and initiatives, support in the event of disasters to classic philanthropic donations.
We offer strong backing for our immediate neighborhood through our facility concept. This defines groupwide criteria for the systematic promotion of cultural, social and sporting initiatives.
With SALCOS®, we have joined forces with partners from industry and research to lay the foundations for virtually CO2-free steel production. Central elements of the concept are electricity from renewable sources and its use in the production of hydrogen by means of electrolysis. This green hydrogen will replace the coal we currently use in the conventional blast furnace process. This will be possible with the help of so-called direct reduction plants, in which iron ore is reduced to iron directly in the solid state by hydrogen. This technology emits water vapor instead of CO2.
Our SALCOS® program thus pursues the Carbon Direct Avoidance approach, which stands for avoiding the generation of CO2 in steel production from the outset. Overall, our approach enables us to reduce CO2 emissions in steel production by over 95 %.