Neunkirchen, 28th February 2023. EMW Stahl Service GmbH and TATA Steel Netherlands are collaborating on the supply of green steel for the processing industries. EMW has had a long-standing partnership with the leading European steel manufacturer since 1958, resulting in over 5 million tonnes of steel being supplied to EMW to date. As part of their climate strategies, the two companies are now expanding their decades-long cooperation and have confirmed this step with an extensive contract.
EMW procures green steel from TATA Steel under the trade name Zeremis® Carbon Lite. Zeremis steel excels with a carbon footprint that has been reduced by up to 100 per cent. Using steel with lower carbon intensity will enable EMW customers to manufacture greener products, such as automobiles and storage systems.
"This is a strategic agreement with one of our long-standing customers. We are proud to be accompanying and supporting EMW on the road to CO2 neutrality," says Hans van den Berg, CEO of TATA Steel Netherlands.
The lower CO2 intensity of the steels supplied is based on CO2 reductions achieved within TATA Steel Netherlands. Verification is subject to the scrutiny of the independent Det Norske Veritas Group (DNV) - a leading and classification society with globally recognised testing, certification and technical consultancy services for value creation chains.
"The personal contact between EMW and TATA Steel for well over six decades has led to a cooperation, which is both reliable and based on trust. We have also been pursuing a sustainable transport concept together for quite some time. We are increasingly relying on rail transport for steel deliveries – a piece in the puzzle for the long-term CO2 optimisation of our supply chains. After all, our own ambitious goal is climate neutrality by 2030 in Scope 1 and 2," explains EMW Managing Director Michael Mockenhaupt.
EMW Stahl Service GmbH is a business unit of the globally active SCHÄFER WERKE Group and supplies coils, slit strips, cut-to-size blanks and circular blanks to the steel processing industry. Based in Germany’s Siegerland region, the company provides its customers with an extensive range of CO2-reduced steels.