BSH opts for Salzgitter’s green steel


BSH is forging ahead with decarbonizing its value chain. It first sourced green steel from Salzgitter Flachstahl in September 2021, thereby reducing its CO2 footprint by more than 66 percent. Low CO2 steel is to be initially used for mounting brackets in washing machine production at BSH’s Lodz plant in Poland. This is another step on the way to achieving BSH’s ambitious sustainability goals. BSH’s development and manufacturing processes at its locations all over the world have been CO2 neutral since the end of 2020. With regard to benchmark year 2030, the company has set itself another ambitious goal, however: “in comparison with 2018, we want to shave 15 percent off our Scope 3 CO2 footprint generated by procuring raw materials and parts, as well as through household appliance usage – Silke Maurer, BSH Chief Operations Officer, said -. In a bid to achieve this, we have always offered our consumers particularly energy efficient products. We are now looking very carefully at areas where we have less of a direct impact, such as the production of raw materials and the recycling of products, for instance. Therefore I am absolutely delighted that we are now able to make decisive progress in decarbonizing the value chain together with Salzgitter AG”.