Germany’s leading steel processor & distributor Klöckner & Co, which regards the decarbonization of industry as a major opportunity for itself and its customers, following the introduction of CO2 categorizations for steel, aluminum and stainless steel products and the launch of sales for CO2-reduced products under the umbrella brand Nexigen, is now taking another significant step as a new service, in which customers can now have the individualized Product Carbon Footprint calculated and supplied for almost every one of the around 200,000 Klöckner products. Through the Nexigen PCF Algorithm, customers can now reliably and seamlessly incorporate the emissions data they receive into their calculations. This enables them to comply with regulatory requirements at an early stage, measure their own sustainability targets and also show the footprint of their products to their customers. At the same time, they contribute to the transformation of the supply chain. The numerous advantages of the PCF have also convinced Siemens Smart Infrastructure and ZF, two long-standing strategic partners of Klöckner & Co For this reason, both technology groups have already agreed with Klöckner & Co subsidiary Becker Stahl-Service to have PCFs calculated in the future, initially for flat steel products. At Siemens, this includes at first all deliveries to the Cham and Frankfurt sites in Germany. The PCF records all emissions of the product down to the kilogram, from raw material extraction to delivery to the customer's factory gate, cradle to customer entry gate. These are determined with the help of the independently certified Nexigen PCF Algorithm, which is specially developed by Klöckner & Co in cooperation with Boston Consulting Group. Thus, CO2 emissions become transparent and visible. The steel distributor is thus further expanding its pioneering role in the transformation of the steel industry and supporting its customers in building sustainable value chains. In the future, customers will be able to decide directly on the PCF when selecting their desired product. After delivery of the goods, they will receive the kilogram value of the greenhouse gas emissions incurred, including all important details such as batch or delivery number, by means of a digital Product Carbon Footprint Declaration. In this way, Klöckner & Co ensures that the emissions generated during transport from the Klöckner branch to the respective customer location are also taken into account. In determining the PCF, Klöckner & Co takes into account all process steps from raw material extraction and production to processing, storage and delivery of its products. The calculation method of the Nexigen PCF Algorithm has been certified by TÜV SÜD and complies with ISO standard 14067, 14040 and 14044, as well as the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.