Thyssenkrupp Materials Services has reaffirmed its own sustainability ambitions and significantly increasing its self-imposed climate protection targets. The company will be carbon-neutral worldwide as early as 2030, around 20 years earlier than originally set. Thyssenkrupp Materials Services Chairman Mr Martin Stillger said “With this decision, we are taking responsibility in the fight against climate change and are underlining our claim to leadership in the industry. As the largest factory-independent materials dealer and service provider in the western world, we can exert influence in over 40 countries around the world.”When it comes to climate protection, the company focuses on those aspects in which improvements can be made using our own resources: All direct emissions at over 400 locations worldwide and all our own indirect emissions from energy consumption are reduced as much as possible. In this way, Materials Services will achieve a reduction in CO 2 from 2030-Emissions by more than 100,000 tons per year. This corresponds to the consumption of a small German town with around 12,500 inhabitants and is around 60 percent less than in the 2017/2018 financial year (187,220 tons). Energy efficiency programs, the switch to green electricity, investments in photovoltaics and the switch to LED lighting are used to achieve this goal. As early as 2024, the Service Center in Krefeld will be the first Materials Services location to be climate-neutral. Emissions that cannot be avoided at the present time because neither the appropriate technologies nor the necessary infrastructure are currently available on the market are offset by climate protection projects. This applies, for example, to parts of the company's own truck fleet or to special machines and vehicles in the field of steelworks services in Germany.