06. February 2024

Pioneering role in climate protection: SHS Group makes the CDP’s A list

The SHS Group (SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar, Saarstahl and Dillinger) has been recognized for its commitment to climate protection by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) – and rewarded with a place on the globally coveted and recognized A list. The annually published list includes the companies that achieve top ratings for transparency and climate protection measures, based on the data provided in CDP questionnaires. More than 21,000 companies competed in this year’s ranking by the non-profit environmental protection organization.

“We are delighted to receive this award, which reflects the pioneering role Saarland’s steel industry is playing in decarbonization. Sustainability and climate protection are not an afterthought for us – in fact, they guide all our actions: with “Power4Steel”, we are working on a transformation project with the ambitious goal of producing only “green” steel – i.e. climate-neutral steel – by 2045. This requires comprehensive restructuring of our production process but also secures the future in several respects: it offers added value for our customers, safeguards our competitiveness, and represents a huge leap forward for climate protection,” said Stefan Rauber, Chairman of the Board of Management of SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar and Chairman of the Management Board of Aktien-Gesellschaft der Dillinger Hüttenwerke and Saarstahl AG.

The aim of the Carbon Disclosure Project is to achieve the greatest possible transparency in the environmental data of companies, organizations and cities. CDP collects the voluntarily provided data and information and now manages the world’s largest climate protection database. In addition to collecting data on initiatives to reduce emissions and each company’s climate strategy, categories including business and financial plans relating to climate protection, responsibility in the supply chain, governance, and energy savings are also assessed.

After the SHS Group with Dillinger and Saarstahl achieved leadership status with an A-ranking last year, this time the companies achieved the top “A” rating and are therefore on the A list for the first time. The result of the latest CDP ranking is available for interested customers.

About SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar GmbH & Co. KGaA

SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar GmbH & Co. KGaA is an operational management holding company with around 14,000 employees and a sales volume of roughly EUR 7 billion. As Germany’s third largest steel producer, its companies produce around 5 million tons of steel that is ready for shipment. It actively performs tasks for the two major steel companies in Saarland, Aktien-Gesellschaft der Dillinger Hüttenwerke (Dillinger) and Saarstahl AG. This has enabled both companies to work more closely together beyond the previously existing cooperative ventures and to have a stronger presence in their markets. The companies are working in unison to grow, to become more flexible and to increase competitiveness in their respective markets. The SHS Group (the parent company of Saarstahl) is wholly owned by the private-law industrial foundation Montan-Stiftung-Saar, which aims to strengthen and safeguard the two major steel companies on the Saar. For more information: www.stahl-holding-saar.de

About Dillinger and Saarstahl

Dillinger is a world leader in the manufacture of steel heavy plate for the steel construction, machine manufacturing, offshore, offshore wind power and line pipe sectors. Saarstahl is a worldleading manufacturer of premium wire rod and bar steel for the automotive industry, the construction industry, and for general machine manufacturing. Both companies belong to SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar and want to contribute with innovative products and intelligent technologies – together with their customers – to finding answers to global challenges including climate protection, energy efficiency, mobility and safety. More information can be found at www.dillinger.de or www.saarstahl.de


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