Next milestone of “Ambition 2039”: Mercedes-Benz aims to use more than 200,000 tonnes of CO₂-reduced steel in its press shops annually, procured from its European suppliers Salzgitter, thyssenkrupp Steel, voestalpine, Arvedi as well as SSAB and H2 Green Steel
Mercedes-Benz follows a clear goal in its climate protection activities: To prioritise cutting and avoiding any CO₂ emissions before off-setting them. Within this decade, Mercedes-Benz is aiming to use more than 200,000 tons of CO₂-reduced steel from European suppliers in its press shops annually. The roll-out of a sustainable steel supply chain in Europe will serve as a blueprint for other regions. Steel accounts for up to 20% of the total CO₂ emissions in the production of an electric vehicle. With the supply agreements, Mercedes-Benz achieved another milestone towards its ambitious climate protection goal “Ambition 2039”: By 2030 at the latest, Mercedes-Benz Cars aims to at least halve the average CO₂ emissions per passenger car in the new vehicle fleet compared to 2020, across the entire life cycle from raw material procurement to use and recycling.
“The more than 200,000 tonnes of CO₂–reduced steel per annum for the supply of our production facilities in Europe mark a considerable milestone for our ambitious sustainability goals. Together with its partners, Mercedes-Benz will continue to pave the way towards a net carbon-neutral new car fleet by 2039. At the same time, we are sending an important signal for the transformation of the European steel industry.”
Markus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG, Chief Technology Officer, responsible for Development and Procurement.