European galvanizing leader Wuppermann is one of the winners of the German Award for Sustainability Projects 2022 in the category Production. The prize was awarded for the second time in Berlin on 9 June 2022 by the news channel ntv, the DUP UNTERNEHMER magazine and the German Institute for Service Quality DISQ. Wuppermann received the award because of its comprehensive sustainability strategy. For example, the production process of the group of companies will be 100 percent CO2 neutral by 2025. The patron of the award was former German Federal Minister Ms Brigitte Zypries. The award was accepted by Wuppermann AG’s Business Development Mr Daniel Ewen.As early as 2020, the Fraunhofer Umsicht Institute confirmed that Wuppermann's heat to coat process saves 31% of CO2 emissions at the Dutch Wuppermann site and up to 43% at the Austrian site in Judenburg compared to the reference process. By switching to a CO2-free electricity supply, the CO2 footprint of the group of companies improved further. Thus, since the beginning of 2021, the company has been purchasing green electricity exclusively from hydropower at its production sites in Austria. The Dutch site in Moerdijk switched completely to electricity from wind power from 1 January 2022. In parallel, the company is investing in its own electricity generation. At three sites, Wuppermann installed photovoltaic systems with a total output of three megawatts in 2021 alone. This corresponds to the electricity consumption of more than 1,700 households.The focus of the award is on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations in the areas of people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership. On this basis, a jury from business, science and the media chaired by BAUM eV Chairwoman Ms Yvonne Zwick evaluated the submissions. In total, the jury awarded 64 companies and organizations for their sustainability projects.Since its foundation in 1872, the medium-sized family business Wuppermann has developed from a steel processor to a leading innovator in corrosion protection. Wuppermann Group employs around 800 people throughout Europe at five production sites in the Netherlands, Austria, Poland and Hungary, as well as in holding and sales companies in Germany, Austria, France, Sweden and Romania. It is managed by Wuppermann AG as a holding company based in Leverkusen, which is 100 % family-owned. The product portfolio includes surface-finished flat steel products with zinc and zinc-magnesium coatings and pickled surfaces, as well as pipes, profiles and pipe components with the same surface types. Superman’s products are applied in a wide variety of industries: construction, furniture and automotive industries, solar & energy technology and transport. The Wuppermann Group currently has five production sites and more than 800 employees. In 2021, the Wuppermann Group achieved a turnover of around 925 million euros.