The production of steel is an extremely energy-intensive process. At our Dillingen steelmaking location, this applies throughout the chain: from the coking-plant, the sinter plants and the blast furnaces, via the steelmaking plant and rolling-mill, up to and including the quenching and tempering department and our Heavy Fabrication division.
All the more important, then, to use energy as economically as possible everywhere, and to improve energy-efficiency continuously – both for sustainable environmental protection, and to assure our company's competitiveness.
This is why we at Dillingen have already been working for a number of years on an energy-management system in accordance with DIN EN ISO 50001. This is a central element in our integrated management system (IMS), as is reflected in our senior management's Declaration of Principles on energy policy.
The optimum organisation of the production of steel must always include the assured cost-efficient supply and efficient and environmentally safe use of energy. These two vital aspects are elements in both general and corporate energy management. They therefore encompass the company's entire flow of energy and the entire energy-relevant spectrum, from the external energy market, via the internal distribution and conversion of energy, up to and including energy utilisation and energy recovery.
We aim to continuously improve energy-efficiency in general, and that of our systems and processes, in particular, in order to cut our specific energy consumption and assure long-term sustainable conservation of resources!
Our energy-management goal is that of furnishing, in the common interest of all, permanent and sustainable proof of energy-aware, environmentally safe production and environmentally responsible products, and also of minimising to the greatest extent possible the high costs of energy involved in meeting our corporate energy needs. This Energy Policy provides the basis for the definition and regular reviewing of the strategic and operational objectives necessary for the improvement of overall energy-efficiency within the scope of our energy-management system.
to attain these objectives, we:
construct and operate our facilities in such a way that optimum use of on-site-generated energy, and of by-product gases, in particular, is assured at all times. This is also achieved through the inclusion of supra-group energy-management synergy effects due to via close cooperation within the entire Saarland steel industry.
have set up energy teams consisting of energy experts from the central energy plant, from production and from the maintenance department. These teams provide information on the company's energy policy to all company levels and work continuously to improve the efficient use of energy and, in particular, the energy-efficiency of our systems and processes.
make our energy flows transparent and assure the availability of the resources necessary for the attainment of our strategic and operational targets.
have confidence in our employees' initiating and supporting innovations that enhance energy-efficiency; each and every employee accepts responsibility for energy-aware thinking and conduct.
bindingly undertake to review and, where economically rational, to select and use the state-of-the-art in energy-efficiency when procuring and constructing equipment and facilities.
regard adherence to all legal requirements and to all internal regulations as a matter of course.
Innovative top-quality steel products, total orientation around our customers' needs and unceasing technological development in close cooperation with our partners form the basis of our success - as they have for more than 333 years.
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