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Halton offers the world’s most sustainable stainless-steel

November 24, 2023


Halton innovations are recognized for significantly improving its customers’ carbon footprint from day one of operation. However, sustainability and low environmental impact require manufacturing these solutions with the lowest possible carbon footprint.

60% lower CO2 footprint for decarbonized stainless steel

This impressive reduction extends across the entire supply chain (scopes 1, 2 and 3) i.e. from ‘cradle to gate’, without employing mass balancing techniques. A few of the key factors that made it possible to reach that goal:

  • Extensive use of Green energy;
  • The 90% recycled materials rate, the highest within the industry;
  • The carbon footprint of the ferrochrome used in stainless steel production is only 42% of the industry average.

To help the processing industries – such as Halton hoods manufacturing – each stainless steel delivery comes with its own carbon footprint certificate i.e.  Halton, no longer has to rely on average industry figures for its carbon footprint calculations.

The carbon footprint of Halton’s first decarbonized stainless steel delivery is reduced by 60% compared to conventional stainless steel. We saved 5,1 t CO2 while keeping the same mechanical properties, high quality, and durability.

A label to identify the products manufactured with decarbonized stainless steel

Social responsibility is key in companies’ communication, especially in the catering business, which is one of the most energy-consuming industries and where stainless steel is widely used. We’ve decided to create the Green Steel label.

It clearly identifies the hoods manufactured with decarbonized stainless steel, to help our customers promote their choice for an ecological and sustainable operation.

The first Green Steel project for a Quick Service Restaurant in France

From the beginning of our partnership with this customer, social responsibility was a key aspect, in the same way as fire safety and energy efficiency demand on the kitchen ventilation for each of their restaurants.

Halton has several technologies that actively promote energy efficiency and fire safety. Since the regulation in France has moved from a thermal regulation (RT2012) to an environmental regulation (RE2020), the catering industry must redouble its efforts to fit ambitious environmental goals.

That’s why this chain decided to equip its first restaurant with 4 Capture Jet™ hoods with the Green Steel label. Not less than 550 kg CO2 were saved just on the production of the stainless steel used to manufacture them.

It seems minor, but it represents approximately 2528 km with a car,  3080 km for a medium-haul plane and even 233 000 km with a fast train (1).

Availability of the Green Steel hoods

The decarbonized stainless steel production remains globally in limited supply. The Green Steel hood will be increasingly available in 2024 at Halton Foodservice plant in France. Our sales teams remain at your disposal to study any project requiring a more substantial sustainability choice.

Green steel and EPD declarations

Halton is very close to its goal of getting the first Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) ready by the end of this year, for the hoods manufactured at Halton Foodservice French plant.

EPD declarations are a long process. Hence, they will be based on conventional stainless steel. As each decarbonized stainless steel delivery has its own carbon footprint reduction certificate, it is possible to adjust the final carbon footprint.

About Halton’s ESG

At Halton, sustainability is an important theme, and we strive to continuously reduce our net impact on the environment and society. We are progressing toward achieving net-zero carbon emissions, and we continue to develop and provide solutions that help our customers save energy and be more sustainable. Read more about Sustainability at Halton or consult directly our Sustainability e-Report 2022.

(1) According to Impact CO2, the resource site which popularizes and promotes ADEME (The French Agency for Ecological Transition) environmental data.