On 6 October 2021 CEO Franz Kaldewei personally ordered the first delivery of bluemint® Steel from thyssenkrupp in Duisburg. bluemint® Steel is the balance-oriented CO2-reduced steel with an emissions reduction of 70 percent.

The new ThyssenKrupp bluemint® steels are based on verifiable CO2 savings in the blast furnace route. They mark the starting point on the way to completely climate-neutral steels. Kaldewei is the first customer to be supplied with the new climate-friendly steel from thyssenkrupp.

Franz Kaldewei commented, “bluemint® Steel gives us and our partners the certainty that today we are already able to use the highest quality steel with a low CO2 intensity.”

“With bathroom solutions made of steel enamel, Kaldewei has always been a pioneer in the industry when it comes to sustainability. And now we are the first manufacturer in the world to process the certified bluemint® Steel from thyssenkrupp.”

Kaldewei bluemint steel
FRanz Kaldewei

CO2-reduced steel is of particular importance in order to achieve the Kaldewei climate targets, laid down in the Science Based Targets and aligned with the Paris Climate Protection Agreement.

Franz Kaldewei continues “With the reduction of CO2 in the steel production, we overcome another hurdle in order to be able to offer our customers a premium product that combines modern luxury in the form of exquisite materials and sensual design along with sustainable thinking and action. We call this ‘Luxstainability’,”

Specific reduction in CO2 emissions

Bernhard Osburg, CEO of thyssenkrupp Steel, explains: “The CO2 intensity of one ton of bluemint® Steel is reduced by 1.5 tons – from 2.1 to 0.6 tons.”

The calculation of the CO2 saving is done according to the most internationally recognised method, on the basis of the Green House Gas (GHG) Protocol for Product Accounting and Reporting Standard.

“We do not offset, but rather we reduce the emissions from our production process very specifically. Our customers can take these CO2 reductions into account in their own Scope 3 emissions,” Osburg continues. thyssenkrupp Steel and Kaldewei

The new bluemint®

Steel gives Kaldewei the opportunity to equip sustainable projects with bathroom solutions made of exquisite steel enamel, which are characterised by a particularly good CO2 balance and which are 100 percent recyclable. The first projects are already being planned.