Five Swiss and German companies have formed a partnership that aims to significantly reduce carbon footprint for an electromagnetic actuator used in the automotive & truck sector. The Swiss Steel Group with its Steeltec plant, the bright steel manufacturer Andernach & Bleck, the steel trading company Heine + Beisswenger Group, the electromagnet manufacturer Magnet-Schultz GmbH and the technology group ZF Friedrichshafen AG have founded a Green Steel Partnership. This is the first time that five partners have agreed to reduce their CO2 emissions as part of a pilot project along the entire value chain in the automotive industry.With the project partnership, the companies aim to significantly reduce the product carbon footprint for an electromagnetic actuator used in the automotive & truck sector. Based on CO2 optimized steel production in the electric steel plant at Swiss Steel, improved material and energy use in the drawing process at Andernach & Bleck, the use of low CO2 pre-processing and logistics by Heine + Beisswenger, adapted turning and assembly processes at Magnet-Schultz and ZF, the partners are able to tap significant reduction potential. Thanks to a holistic approach across all purchased parts, including the complete assembly of the actuator, the end customer can obtain reliable information on the CO2 content of the components used.For the calculation of the values, all partners involved make their product-related CO2 balances transparent. The savings achieved are based both on measures taken as part of the respective sustainability strategies and on product-related optimization processes. The 2019 CO2 emissions for the Dial Actuator product are compared with the current values based on measurements from a trial delivery.In terms of products, a saving of 35% or 710 kilograms of CO2 pe tonne of steel used could be achieved in the total value added in 2022 compared with 2019. In terms of the annual volume of 300,000 dial actuators and the associated core, which is made of steel, it accounts for around 35 tonnes of CO2 savings per year. The additional measures planned by all partners will reduce CO2 emissions by a further 41% or 540 kilograms of CO2 pe tonne in 2024 compared with 2022.