World-leading manufacturer of premium domestic appliances Miele Group is backing ‘green steel’ from Salzgitter AG to reduce its CO2 footprint. The Salzgitter Group is working closely with customers and partners to achieve climate protection goals. In this context, within the framework of a Salzgitter AG partnering program, Miele and Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH have now signed a declaration of intent to secure a defined quantity of ‘green steel’ for Miele to be produced and delivered commencing from the end of 2025 under the SALCOS - SAlzgitter Low CO2 Steelmaking program. The Salzgitter Group has entered into similar partnering agreements with numerous companies in a variety of sectors, including the automotive industry, cold-rolling specialists and domestic appliance manufacturers. In a pilot project, the domestic appliances group based in Gütersloh is already processing low-CO₂ steel Stahl for use in stoves and ovens. Thanks to the use of climate-friendly energy sources and steel scrap, the volume of CO₂ emitted in the manufacture of this material is reduced by more than 66 percent. In this way Miele is making an initial contribution towards further reducing emissions in the field of outsourced goods and services (Scope 3.1), as well as taking an important step forward in implementing its ambitious sustainability goals.