Responsible conduct plays a central role in our business model and in our self-image as a traditional company. For us, responsibility means making our entire company ethically and socially responsible, environmentally compatible and at the same time economically successful. Our understanding of sustainability encompasses all areas that contribute to securing the long-term success of the company - and thus the future viability of Klöckner & Co. We see the rapidly growing awareness of sustainability as an extraordinary opportunity.

At various levels, we see numerous opportunities to rethink previous solutions and replace them with more sustainable ones. Klöckner & Co is working to create a new range of sustainably produced steel with zero emissions, thus establishing ourselves as a pioneer of a sustainable steel industry. At the same time, Klöckner & Co is focusing on concrete measures to reduce its environmental footprint. We structure our sustainability activities based on five action areas: employees, responsible conduct, environment, digitalization and customers.


Our sustainability report

Transparency is part of responsibility. In our annual report, we comprehensively present our Group-wide development in the area of sustainability based on five action areas. It provides an overview of our social and ecological activities in fiscal 2022.


Nexigen® – Our new brand for CO₂-reduced steel & metals solutions


German Sustainability Award


In recognition of our contribution to the decarbonization of the steel industry, we won the prestigious German Sustainability Award 2023 in the Climate Transformation category. The jury honored the Company’s sustainable transformation and, in particular, the categorization developed by Klöckner & Co for CO2-reduced steel.This shows the importance of the transformation we have initiated and that Klöckner & Co is also perceived externally as a pioneer of a sustainable steel industry.

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