German service centre contracts low-emission steel from ArcelorMittal

Starting this year, ArcelorMittal will supply steel service centre EMW Stahl Service with low-emission steel as well as certificates for CO2 savings, Kallanish learns from the steelmaker.

EMW will receive low-carbon steel from ArcelorMittal Commercial Germany under the “XCarb” umbrella brand. These steels are produced on the basis of scrap (70%) and renewable electricity (100%). In addition to the physically supplied steel, EMW will continue to purchase certificates for CO2 savings from ArcelorMittal, verifiably documenting the CO2 reduction.

“We are pleased about the agreement with EMW and generally see increased interest from our customers for climate-friendly products,” says Jochen Grünewald, managing director of ArcelorMittal Commercial Germany. “Thanks to the XCarb Green Steel certificates, customers can directly include the CO2 savings in their Scope 3 and thus also achieve their sustainability goals.” The CO2 reduction in these certificates is 2.11 tonnes of CO2 per tonne of steel and comes from pioneering projects at blast furnaces, ArcelorMittal explains.

Based in Neunkirchen in the Siegerland region of North Rhine-Westphalia state, EMW is a steel service centre within processor company Schaefer Group, supplying coils, slit strips, blanks and circular blanks. EMW wants to be climate-neutral in Scope 1 and 2 by 2030, while ArcelorMittal aims to reduce CO2 emissions in Europe by 35% by 2030.

Christian Koehl Germany