World Environment Day: thyssenkrupp & environmental protection?
Corporate culture | energy concepts | Sustainability and climate protection | For the first time, thyssenkrupp will be at the forefront of World Environment Day on June 5, 2018. After all, we have high environmental protection standards – and groundbreaking technologies to do good for our planet.
Let’s be honest: What comes to mind when you think of environmental protection in companies? Minimizing waste? Tree planting campaigns? Or even: greenwashing? That’s understandable on the one hand. But things are different at thyssenkrupp: For us environmental protection is more than just a passing buzzword. More than the latest trend. More than business-driven marketing.
Achieving more in environmental protection
Independent observers agree. Did you know that the non-governmental organization CDP named us as a global leader in climate protection last year? And for a very specific reason: Many of our products are specifically targeted at conserving our planet. For example we produce green fuel and take care of 800,000 square meters of rainforest in Brazil. And help stabilize power supplies in India. In short: We take environmental protection seriously – because without respect for nature, wildlife and its resources, our days on this planet are numbered.
But we want to do more. So thyssenkrupp will be getting involved in World Environment Day – which takes place on June 5 every year – for the first time this year. For 46 years around 150 countries and countless companies have taken part and shown what environmental protection really means by presenting their projects to save our planet. Just like thyssenkrupp.
Achieving our environmental targets together
To ensure we meet our own high standards we have set ourselves the target of reducing our energy consumption by 10% by 2020 versus 2013 through our energy efficiency program. All 159,000 thyssenkrupp employees around the world are working together to achieve this. Each and every one of us takes responsibility for protecting the environment, conserving resources and minimizing waste because protecting our environment is of great importance to us. Our motto for the World Environment Day, “More solutions. Less pollution.” sums up this bold ambition.
The companion for this year’s World Environment Day in the coming weeks? Our symbolic trash can. Because one thing is certain: Ideas shouldn’t be recycled – raw materials should!
How is thyssenkrupp protecting the environment? Here’s how!
So we will be focusing specifically on this important topic from June 5 – with fascinating stories, photos and videos about our wide-ranging environmental protection projects that we are particularly proud of. Whether here on our engineered blog, on our social media channels or our internal platforms: We look forward to your comments. Stay green!