SUSTAINABILITY AT BENTELER
We set our emissions to zero.
The BENTELER Group has long been involved in various areas that are now understood as aspects of sustainability or ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance). As a fourth-generation family business, we have been committed to combining economic success with social responsibility, employee orientation and ecological awareness for more than 145 years.
"With our products, we support our customers in achieving their ambitious CO2 targets. It is our aspiration to continue to shape the transformation of our industry in an ecologically, socially and economically responsible way. Our latest report proves that this focus is working! For example, we have also become much more sustainable in our own production."
Ralf Göttel, CEO of the BENTELER Group
Our Sustainability Strategy
A few of our Sustainability highlights
With our CliMore brand of more sustainable steel and steel tube products, we are making an important contribution to a more climate-friendly future and helping our customers meet their sustanability targets. Doing more with less emissions - that's the future. CliMore. More for the climate.
With the foundation of HOLON, BENTELER underlines its ambitions in the global business with autonomous mobility. HOLON focuses on the production and deployment of fully electric, autonomous and inclusive movers.
The conservation of resources is becoming even more important in our manufacturing: In 2022, we succeeded in significantly reducing waste volumes in our two divisions. We also made similar progress on the issue of water: The 17 sites located in areas of high or very high water stress have significantly reduced their specific water withdrawals.
Our newly named Thermal & Tubular business unit is focusing more strongly on components for electric vehicles. This shows once again that we are shaping the future in making mobility safer and more sustainable.
Our Spanish automotive plants already obtain almost all of their electricity from green sources. We are also installing photo-voltaic systems at more and more plant locations. Preparations are also underway to conclude power purchase agreements (PPAs). This is how we are reducing our emissions.
Our division BENTELER Steel/Tube was awarded the silver medal by EcoVadis, one of the world’s largest providers of sustainability ratings. This puts the division in the top 25% of companies in the “Manufacture of Pig Iron and Steel” category. BENTELER Automotive achieved its best result to date in the “Carbon Disclosure Project” (CDP) with a rating of “B” in 2022. And in the current year, 2023, also received a silver rating from Ecovadis.
We are also driving decarbonization in our upstream supply chain. Partnerships are being prepared for the procurement of green steel in order to be able to offer our customers products made from emission-reduced steel. To do this, we also use green steel from our own electric steel mill in Lingen.
At a glance: Our Sustainability Communication
Sustainability: Every contribution counts!
There is no planet B.
As a global company, we are aware of our responsibility to society and the environment. That’s why we are working on a group-wide sustainability strategy. In addition to our measures in production and logistics, however, there are also many small measures and initiatives by our employees that, taken together, make a valuable contribution to making our planet a livable place.
You’ll find a selection of our global activities in our sustainability world map: From new recycling ideas and the use of environmentally friendly materials to a flower meadow at one of our locations – all examples of how we can do something good for our environment, even in small ways. Many thanks to our 23,000 solution-makers, whose commitment not only makes mobility more sustainable!
Please click on the respective country below to learn more about our global sustainability activities.