The next generation of CO₂-reduced steel & metal solutions

    

Our society and economy must change fundamentally if we still want to avert the irreversible consequences of climate change. This also includes the steel industry, which is currently responsible for 7% of global CO2 emissions. As one of the world’s largest producer-independent distributors of steel and metal products, we want to help bring these emissions down. At the same time, we want to offer new opportunities and enable our customers and their industries to build sustainable value chains.

   

We’re starting now. That's why we launched Nexigen®.

   

Under Nexigen®, Klöckner & Co offers transparent, CO2-reduced solutions in the area of materials, operations and logistics that help our customers establish sustainable value chains.

With Nexigen®, we support our partners in accelerating their green transformation and making their progress in sustainability visible.

   

Nexigen® – Our new brand for CO₂-reduced steel & metals solutions

We are continuously building more partnerships with suppliers in different countries. This enables us to offer our customers significant quantities of green as well as CO2-reduced steel and metal solutions.

As of today, we are among the first to offer a variety of flat and long products from different CO2-reduced categories to our customers in Europe and the Americas. 

    

Your benefits

   

✓ With Nexigen®, you can easily find and order CO2-reduced products
✓ Nexigen® offers you the opportunity to reduce your CO2 footprint and achieve your sustainability goals
✓ With Nexigen®, we help you expand your own CO2-reduced product portfolio
✓ Nexigen® enables you to offer your customers full transparency

    

“With the launch of Nexigen® we are underlining our ambition as a pioneer of a sustainable steel industry and taking the next step. Nexigen® enables our customers to source CO2-reduced products and services easily and reliably.”

Guido Kerkhoff

CEO Klöckner & Co SE

   

Nexigen® categorizations for CO₂-reduced products

   

   

   

   
 

Customer-driven categorizations

   

UNIFIED TERMINOLOGY

INCENTIVE FOR CO₂-REDUCED PRODUCTS

Until now, the lack of a consistent definition of the term "green" was a problem. With our strict limits, we ensure that the term "green" is only used in a subject-specific manner. The categories make it easier for customers to distinguish between CO2-reduced products. In return, customers are able to improve their own carbon footprint.

We categorize products based on their CO2 content and production method. We are confident that our categories will accelerate the shift towards more sustainable production methods in our industry by increasing the demand for CO2-reduced products. Customers in turn benefit from increased supply.

   

COMPARABILITY

TRANSPARENCY

The categories and defined limits give customers a quick, transparent picture of the carbon emissions generated in the manufacture of the product they would like to buy. This makes it easier for customers to compare the carbon footprint of different products.

We consider all emissions that have occurred in Scope 1 to Scope 3 – Upstream. Customers will receive detailed information about the product's footprint across the entire value chain.

   

AVOIDANCE OF GREENWASHING

Our categories include the product’s true physical footprint from raw material to production. In addition, our calculation methods and strict limits for each category are based on scientific evidence and thus prevent product greenwashing. Thanks to that, the emission data we provide is meaningful.

UNIFIED TERMINOLOGY

Until now, the lack of a consistent definition of the term "green" was a problem. With our strict limits, we ensure that the term "green" is only used for products with the lowest possible emissions (PRIME category). The other categories make it easier for customers to distinguish between CO2-reduced products. In return, customers are able to improve their own carbon footprint.

   

INCENTIVE FOR CO₂-REDUCED PRODUCTS

We categorize products based on their CO2 content and production method. We are confident that our categories will accelerate the shift towards more sustainable production methods in our industry by increasing the demand for CO2-reduced products. Customers in turn benefit from increased supply.

   

COMPARABILITY

The categories and defined limits give customers a quick, transparent picture of the carbon emissions generated in the manufacture of the product they would like to buy. This makes it easier for customers to compare the carbon footprint of different products.

   

TRANSPARENCY

We consider all emissions that have occurred in Scope 1 to Scope 3 – Upstream. For the very first time, customers will receive detailed information about the product's footprint across the entire value chain.

   

AVOIDANCE OF GREENWASHING

Our categories include the product’s true physical footprint from raw material to production. In addition, our calculation methods and strict limits for each category are based on scientific evidence and thus prevent product greenwashing. Thanks to that, the emission data we provide is meaningful.

   

Knowing what's inside – the Product Carbon Footprint (PCF)

   

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Our proprietary and independently certified Nexigen® PCF Algorithm calculates the individualized product carbon footprint from raw material extraction to the cradle-to-customer entry gate for each of our approximately 200,000 products, not just for individual parts. This means that the greenhouse gas emissions of every product purchased can be precisely tracked down to the kilogram - a major advantage for our customers in the competition to establish sustainable value chains.

   

More background information on the scopes

Scope 1 includes all emissions that are directly caused by the company. Examples for a steel producer are:

- Emissions at own steel manufacturing plants
- Emissions from own company vehicles

In Scope 2, emissions that result from the consumption of purchased energy are recorded. This includes:

- Emissions from purchased electricity
- Emissions from district heating and cooling for own use

In Scope 3 – Upstream, emissions that occur even before the company's own entrepreneurial activity are recorded. Examples for a steel producer are:

- Purchased goods like raw materials (e.g. coke and iron) and other services
- Production of fixed assets
- Transport of purchased goods to the steel producer's facilities

Scope 3 Downstream comprises emissions that occur after the company's own entrepreneurial activities. Examples for a steel producer are:

- Processing of the sold steel products
- Use of the sold steel products
- Transport of the steel products to distributors like Klöckner & Co

Contact us

    

If you would like to buy CO2-reduced products from us or learn more about Nexigen®, please send us a message below. We look forward to hearing from you!

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