SSAB started to explore flexibility measures related to staffing adjustments at the end of August and initiated employer-employee negotiations in its Finnish operations concerning potential temporary lay-offs of a maximum of 90 days. The negotiations have now ended and there will be a temporary lay-off need averaging 2-3 weeks in 2019.
SSAB, together with LKAB and Vattenfall, is ready to step up work to achieve fossil-free steel production and to move up the construction of the HYBRIT demonstration plant by three years, write the companies’ three CEOs in an opinion piece published today in the Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter. The opinion piece comes just ahead of the United Nations (UN) Climate Action Summit, taking place in New York later this month.
SSAB is involved in the InDEx (Industrial Data Excellence) program launched today. The program aims for radically more efficient use of data with the help of AI, for example. The Intelligent Industry ecosystem connecting leading Finnish companies is behind the InDEx program, which is headed by DIMECC Oy.