Category:Steel plants in Germany

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Environmental and Social Justice Issues

The German steel industry emits a significant amount, approximately 67 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent each year.[1] Of this, several big players are responsible for a lot - for example, Thyssenkrupp is responsible for 2.5% of all CO2 emissions in the country.[2]

In 2021, the German government announced its intention to invest $6 billion in steel research and technology, including hydrogen production, to reduce emissions from the steel industry.[3]

Workers' Rights

The German metalworkers' union, IG Metall, is advocating for a four-day workweek without a pay raise for workers in the steel and metalworking industries ahead of collective bargaining negotiations in November. IG Metall's proposal is intended to improve workers' health and quality of life while also making the industry more attractive to younger workers and combatting expected job losses in the transition to green steel production.[4]

  1. "Germany's steel industry in transition". 2019-10-08. Retrieved 2023-05-05.
  2. "Transformation of the steel industry can become a successful model for the transition to climate neutrality". thyssenkrupp. Retrieved 2023-05-05.
  3. "Germany Ready to Spend $6 Billion to Clean Up Steel Production". Retrieved 2023-05-09.
  4. "German metalworkers' union IGM pushes 4-day work week – DW – 04/05/2023". Retrieved 2023-05-05.