Dr. Sturm, ZF is one of the founding members of the Catena-X initiative. What is its purpose?
Catena-X is about networking with partners along the entire supply chain in the automotive industry. One aim is to increase efficiency and effectiveness in the existing process chains. We also aim to get ready to meet requirements for which there are no solutions at present, as in the case of the carbon footprint. Calculations from individual companies are useless here; all suppliers need to provide reliable figures using a standardized system.
"We want to know what CO2 footprint a new passenger car has left even before it clocks up a single kilometer."