Klöckner & Co’s Sustainable Relocation

Klöckner & Co shifts headquarters to Düsseldorf's eco-friendly Airport Garden, reducing carbon emissions by over 50%. The move
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Klöckner & Co shifts headquarters to Düsseldorf's eco-friendly Airport Garden, reducing carbon emissions by over 50%. The move aims for a futuristic workspace aligning with new work principles while maintaining social commitments to Duisburg. The LEED Gold-certified building signifies a leap towards sustainable operations.

 

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Klöckner & Co has announced the relocation of its Group headquarters to the eco-conscious Airport Garden at Düsseldorf Airport by summer 2025, bidding farewell to the Silberpalais office in Duisburg. This move also encompasses Kloeckner Metals Germany GmbH and kloeckner.i GmbH from Duisburg to the new Düsseldorf building. Despite the shift, Kloeckner Metals Germany will retain its Duisburg warehouse.

Guido Kerkhoff, CEO of Klöckner & Co SE, emphasized the shift's significance, marking a transition to a sustainable and forward-thinking work environment while affirming their commitment to Duisburg. This includes continued social engagement in Duisburg’s Marxloh neighborhood and ongoing support for educational projects like the Ruhr Piano Festival and the ReDI School of Digital Integration.

The new headquarters, situated in the LEED Gold-certified Airport Garden building, signifies a considerable reduction in carbon emissions, surpassing 50% compared to the previous location. Innovative systems such as concrete core activation ensure energy-efficient workspace heating and cooling, aligning with the Company's sustainable ethos.

Aligned with evolving work practices post-pandemic, the premises will embrace "new work" principles, fostering flexibility and collaboration among teams. This move aims to offer ample space for cohesive teamwork, focused individual tasks, and adaptation to the changing dynamics of work. The property search and advisory process were facilitated by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).

Klöckner & Co, a major player in the steel and metal product distribution sector, emphasizes its commitment to sustainability through its Nexigen® brand. With around 7,800 employees across 13 countries, the company's sales reached approximately €9.4 billion in fiscal year 2022. The move to a sustainable building echoes their commitment to reducing carbon footprints while embracing digital transformations in the steel industry.

Conclusion:

Klöckner & Co’s move to the environmentally certified Airport Garden in Düsseldorf is a significant stride towards sustainable operations, reducing carbon emissions and embracing modern work principles. This shift symbolizes a conscious effort to blend eco-friendliness with a futuristic workspace, embodying the Company's commitment to environmental responsibility and innovative work culture.

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