Gestamp products to carry ArcelorMittal XCarb certificates

Spain’s Gestamp has signed an agreement with ArcelorMittal to start using the so-called XCarb green steel certificates for the production of automotive components, the steelmaker tells Kallanish.

These are issued thanks to the CO2 savings realised by several ArcelorMittal decarbonisation initiatives, including the capturing of hydrogen-rich waste gas and re-injecting it into the blast furnace.

“Gestamp becomes the first Tier 1 supplier in the sector to offer products with a low carbon footprint,” the steelmaker observes.

The agreement allows the global automotive supplier to reduce the impact of emissions by contributing towards the decarbonisation of its supply chain aligned with the group’s sustainability strategy.

“We have an ambitious plan to make our activity as sustainable and environmentally responsible as possible reducing the carbon footprint by 2030,” says Gestamp director of procurement and investment Javier Imaz. “The commitment also includes the supply chain and customers by using our products.”

Todor Kirkov Bulgaria