Thyssenkrupp Steel and Lhoist Germany are moving into the future together: Germany’s biggest steel producer will in future use the climate neutral product line LEVEL|BLUE of global lime producer Lhoist for decarbonizing the supply chain on its way towards sustainable steel production. Thyssenkrupp Steel’s Head of Procurement & Supply Management Dr Jens Geimer said “We are right in the middle of the transformation to climate-neutral steel production. Our approach here is comprehensive: Aside from decarbonizing our own units, we also want to make our supply chains gradually climate-neutral by 2050. To this end, we are closely working with our suppliers. We are pleased that we have found Lhoist as a partner in the lime sector to support us in achieving this goal.”Lhoist Germany and thyssenkrupp Steel have a long-standing supplier relationship. The two companies have been systematically forging ahead with CO2 reduction projects for many years now. In steelmaking, lime products are used to remove undesirable elements from the hot metal and promote the formation of slag.Lhoist Germany is the German subsidiary of Lhoist Group, a global lime and limestone producer headquartered in Belgium. Rheinkalk GmbH, with its 12 sites and 1,200 employees in Germany, has belonged to Lhoist Germany since 1999.