Danfoss steel supplier hammers emissions

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

The laser cutters, which Staalservice A/S uses to create millimeter-accurate Danfoss heat exchanger components from raw steel plates, now run on green electricity from wind power. This will reduce the company’s annual emissions with several hundred tons of CO2. Previously, its electricity came from different sources, including combustion of fossil fuels.

Managing Director Jesper Iversen decided to say goodbye to black electricity after participating in a webcast for Danfoss Climate Solutions suppliers. The webcast marked the launch of Green Ask – a Danfoss initiative engaging suppliers in the company’s decarbonization journey through collaboration, training, and sharing of data.

“The webinar was very motivating. At Staalservice, we’ve always been serious about taking care of the environment. But Green Ask has inspired us to cut emissions faster than we would otherwise have done. And changing to green electricity is a fast way to reach reductions,” says Jesper Iversen.

Emissions cuts a key criterion

High on the webcast agenda was Danfoss’ goal that emissions from goods and services we buy from suppliers be 25 percent lower in 2030 than in 2019. To reach it, Danfoss needs suppliers to reduce their own raw material, process, and product emissions.

And we are not talking about trivial reductions. Danfoss aims to grow considerably between now and 2030. But we do not allow our emissions to grow just because we sell and produce more.

“We now consider CO2 reductions a key criterion on par with cost and delivery times when we decide which suppliers to work more closely with. Green Ask helps bring to light areas where suppliers can improve and where we can be clearer on our expectations and how we can help. It’s a partnership,” says Sune Henriksen, Senior Category Manager, Procurement, Danfoss Climate Solutions.

Danfoss’ Climate Solutions segment launched Green Ask in March. But it’s a company-wide initiative also involving Danfoss Power Solutions and Power Electronics and Drives.


Danfoss' decarbonization goals involve scope 1, 2, and 3 reductions. Scope 1 comes from equipment such as boilers and furnaces which Danfoss operates at its factories. Scope 2 comes from the energy Danfoss buys from utility companies. As part of scopes 1 and 2, we aim for all our factories to be climate neutral by 2030.

Scope 3 is related to Danfoss but occurs outside our premises, for example during the production of the raw materials we buy from suppliers. As part of scope 3, we will reduce emissions from the products and services we buy from suppliers by 25 percent in 2030 compared to 2019. More info here: Decarbonization | Danfoss

Staalservice supplies so-called front and back covers for Danfoss industrial-size heat exchangers. Learn more about Danfoss range of brazed and gasketed plate heat exchangers.

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Cutting emissions is a key part of Danfoss' 2030 ESG ambition. ESG is short for Environmental, Social, and Governance.