Industry in NRW employs around 1.4 million people

Approximately 1,370,000 men and women work in the manufacturing sector in North Rhine-Westphalia – that’s just under a quarter of all employees subject to mandatory social insurance contributions in our federal state. This makes industry the largest employer in North Rhine-Westphalia.

(Source: IT.NRW)


NRW’s industrial sector cut CO2e* emissions by 40 million tons

The industrial sector in North Rhine-Westphalia has already decreased its annual CO2e emissions by around 40 million tons – from 94.3 million tons in 1990 to 54.4 million tons in 2016. This corresponds to a reduction of more than 42 per cent.

(Source: Greenhouse Gas Inventory, LANUV)
*CO2e equivalents (CO2e) are a unit of measurement to unificate the climate impacts of the different kinds of greenhouse gas