SSAB is undertaking a strategic roadmap to revolutionize iron- and steelmaking, and to be the world’s first steel company to deliver iron ore-based fossil-free steel to the market in 2026. This includes an active leadership role in the HYBRIT joint venture initiative with LKAB and Vattenfall. The target is to be fossil free as a company by 2045.

Sustainability expedition

SSAB has embarked on a sustainability expedition that revolutionizes steel throughout its lifecycle – from steelmaking, to end use and 100% recyclability. Today, SSAB’s blast furnaces emit 7% less CO₂ than the EU average, but we are reaching for more.


Sustainable operations


Internal operational efficiency is a key focus in ensuring that our operations run as sustainably as possible. 


HYBRIT - First in fossil-free steel

SSAB will stepwise move toward a fossil-free steelmaking process through the HYBRIT initiative and eliminate other fossil fuel related emissions, making it possible to be fossil free within the entire operation. 


Sustainable Offering

For a stronger, lighter and more sustainable future: SSAB’s advanced high strength steels and quenched & tempered steels. 


Working together with our customers, SSAB continuously upgrades the material and design of applications. The benefits of upgrading to high-strength steel include reduced weight, improved fuel economy and extended product lifetime – all of which significantly contribute to reducing a product’s carbon footprint.

Sustainability news

Sep 2 2020

SSAB joins the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance

SSAB, using HYBRIT technology, which endeavors to revolutionize steelmaking, aims to replace coking coal, traditionally needed for ore-based steelmaking, with fossil-free electricity and hydrogen. SSAB has now also joined the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance.

Aug 31 2020

HYBRIT: SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall to start up the world’s first pilot plant for fossil-free steel

Today, SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall are taking a decisive step toward fossil-free steelmaking with the start-up of HYBRIT’s globally unique pilot plant for the production of fossil-free sponge iron. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven started up the plant together with Isabella Lövin, Minister for Environment and Climate and Deputy Prime Minister, Martin Lindqvist, President and CEO of SSAB, Jan Moström, President and CEO of LKAB and Magnus Hall, President and CEO of Vattenfall. SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall aim to create a complete value chain for fossil-free steel.

Aug 26 2020

Media invitation: HYBRIT – the world’s very first pilot plant for fossil-free steel is now to start operation

SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall will be starting the test operation of HYBRIT’s globally unique pilot plant for the production of fossil-free sponge iron, a decisive step toward fossil-free steel production, on Monday, August 31 in Luleå. This plant represents an important step in the creation of a totally fossil-free value chain for steelmaking. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, and Minister of Environment and Climate and Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin are attending the opening.

Responsible partner

Responsible partner

Acting as a responsible partner is about how we manage risks and take responsibility in the supply chain as well as where we are present locally.
Sustainable business

Sustainable business

Sustainability is central to our vision and strategy. We know that sustainable business supports strong financial and operational results.

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