Duisburg headquartered German steel & metal processor & distributor Klöckner & Co has been awarded the German Sustainability Award in the Climate Transformation category. The jury honored the Company’s sustainable transformation and, in particular, the categorization developed by Klöckner & Co for CO2-reduced steel. According to the jury, Klöckner & Co has provided a fundamental basis for the transformation of the entire industry with the customer-oriented categorization promoting the sale of CO2-reduced material and opening up major opportunities for the future. Following the experts, the approach ensures transparency and comparability along the entire value chain, creating an innovative product portfolio of sustainable, significantly CO2-reduced steel. The award, now in its 15th year, is presented annually to companies that promote sustainability as part of their business model and by doing so contribute effectively to transformation.The German Sustainability Award is the national award in Germany for exemplary sustainability performance in business, local administration, and research. Award winners are chosen in eight categories from among over 1,000 participating companies. This makes the award the biggest of its kind in Europe. It is presented by the German Sustainability Award Foundation in cooperation with the German government, local authority associations, industry associations, civil society organizations and research institutes.