ThyssenKrupp is a diversified industrial conglomerate. Approximately 180,000 employees in more than 80 countries work with ideas and innovations on product solutions for sustainable progress. They generated a turnover of more than 42 billion Euros in business year 2009/2010. For ThyssenKrupp, sustainability means strengthening the company's ability for the future. For this reason, the company views sustainability as an essential innovation engine and continuous process to improve its economic, ecological and social performance. Sustainable and responsible economizing is a fixed component of the corporate culture at ThyssenKrupp and has been a lived-in practice for 200 years.