Aug 18, 2022 8:00 AM
From transparency to life cycle assessment to offsetting: thyssenkrupp Schulte offers sustainable solutions for parts and components
greenability offering supports companies on the way to a transparent supply chain
TÜV-certified analysis and calculation of the carbon footprint of "cradle to gate plus end of life"
Parts and components available in future with climate-neutral label on request
For companies, making their supply chain transparent and providing the carbon footprint of their products is becoming an increasingly important competitive advantage. In tenders, for example, information on the life cycle assessment can be a decisive criterion for awarding contracts. To support customers on their way to greater sustainability, thyssenkrupp Schulte has developed two new solutions under the name "greenability".
Full transparency on CO2 footprint
Many companies face major challenges in determining their carbon footprint, which is a complex and time-consuming process. This is where thyssenkrupp Schulte comes in with its new greenability offering. "We want to support our customers in achieving their climate targets and take a leading role in the industry here," says Detlef Schotten, CEO of thyssenkrupp Schulte. For a small additional fee, the "greenability carbon tracking" variant gives customers full transparency on the carbon footprint of their purchased finished or semi-finished parts and components. In the so-called "cradle to gate plus end of life" approach, both the procurement process and the entire supply chain are examined and the data collected is supplemented in a TÜV-certified process with information from licensed databases.
Compensation of the CO2 footprint
Customers who want to go one step further choose the "greenability carbon compensation" option. Here, the calculated CO2 footprint is compensated. For this purpose, the customer selects an independently verified compensation project in which the sum of the consumed CO2 value is invested. The parts and components may subsequently be designated as "climate neutral" and bear the corresponding greenability label. The greenability offer from thyssenkrupp Schulte is a further step on the way to a sustainable materials and services business. "Whether in production, processing, sales, warehousing or logistics, we think along the entire value chain and address the challenges and wishes of our customers," says Julia Eschenbruch, Head of Supply Chain and Processing Services at thyssenkrupp Schulte.
thyssenkrupp Schulte GmbH, headquartered in Essen, is part of thyssenkrupp Materials Services and the leading materials distributor and service provider for steel, stainless steel and nonferrous metals in Germany. Through a network of over 40 locations, customers from various manufacturing sectors including industry, the skilled trades and construction are served. The portfolio ranges from a broad product assortment of flat products, profiles and tubes to expert technical advice and a comprehensive range of services along the value chain.