Strategic goals

Sales

Proportion of niche steel products 1) in the Group’s total sales volume 2015 50%
Emerging markets proportion of the Group´s total sales volume of niche steel products 1) 2015 35%

Environment

Reduction in carbon dioxide emissions per tonne of steel produced in 2012 (base year 2008) -2%

Social responsibility

Yearly decrease in lost time injuries >5%
Proportion of the total number of employees who have a performance and planning review during the year >90%
Proportion of the total number of open managerial positions with three internal candidates for the position 90–100%

Financial goals

Profitability

Profitability of active capital through a market cycle, under consideration of the solidity requirements and the dividend policy >15%

Capital structure

Long-term solidity under consideration of market conditions approx. 50%
Long-term level of net debt under consideration of the market conditions 30%

Dividends

Long-term distribution of gains, adjusted to the average level of results over a market cycle and under consideration of the level of net debt. The dividend rate shall also be used to adjust the capital structure. approx. 50%

1) SSAB niche products are high strength steel, which includes advanced high strength steel and quenched and tempered steel.