Focus on all emissions: from raw material to production
The solution not only ensures the desired level of transparency from the customer’s point of view. It also takes into account the needs of steel producers and is based on the relevant technologies used in steel production. The calculation of CO2 emissions is based on the internationally recognised standards of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and takes into account all emissions, from raw material to production (Scope 1 to Scope 3). Strict threshold values and scientifically sound calculation methods ensure objective emission data and help to avoid product greenwashing. Artho Marquart, President of Metaltec Suisse and Vice-President of AM Suisse, describes the classification as “groundbreaking” for the establishment of credible standards and the creation of market transparency (see interview).
The ecological footprint becomes comparable
Thanks to the indicator with the six categories, our customers can now easily compare the footprint of different products. In this way, we can help our customers to build sustainable supply chains and achieve sustainability goals. The concept also enables us to promote more sustainable production methods: in the future, we will offer green steel products in all categories and by 2025, we will shape our range so that more than 30 percent of the products sold correspond to the most sustainable category, “Prime”.