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Contact Sustainability

Thomas Hörnfeldt

Vice President Sustainability & Public Affairs

Direct phone: +46 8 5623 2140

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Harri Leppänen

Head of Environment, Health & Safety

Direct phone: +358 20 592 2389

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Liisa-Maija Seppänen

Investor Relations Manager

Mobile phone: +358 50 314 4455

Direct phone: +358 20 593 9232

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Jonas Larsson

Director Environmental Affairs

Direct phone: +46 2 437 2648

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Kristin Nordström

Vice President and Head of Ethics and Compliance

Direct phone: +46 8 454 5749

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Maria Långberg

Executive Vice President and Head of HR and Sustainability

Direct phone: +46 8 454 5727

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SSAB as a responsbile partner

Responsible partner

Sustainability indices

Sustainability indices

An increasing number of investors and analysts assess SSAB’s share taking into account also the company’s environmental and social responsibility, as well as corporate governance.
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Sustainability indices

An increasing number of investors and analysts assess SSAB’s share taking into account also the company’s environmental and social responsibility, as well as corporate governance.

SSAB is selected for inclusion in the OMX GES Sustainability Sweden Ethical Index. SSAB is a signatory to the UN’s Global Compact and supports its 10 principles within the areas of human rights, labor standards, the environment and anticorruption.

 OMX GES Sustainability Sweden Index

OMX GES Sustainability Sweden Index

Responsible supply chain
SSAB in the community

SSAB in the community

SSAB actively engages with the communities in which it operates. SSAB contributes to, and supports, projects of importance to its employees, and acts as a responsible employer locally. SSAB maintains an open dialog with local politicians, government agencies, the media and the public with the aim of increasing general knowledge about steel and steel production.

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SSAB in the community

In locations where SSAB operates, the company plays a significant role in the local and regional community as an employer, tax payer, buyer of regional goods and services, and charitable benefactor. Contributing to the communities in which we operate is an integral part of the way the company does business.

Active engagement in local communities

SSAB strives to develop and maintain good relations with various stakeholders in our society and actively engages with the communities in which we operate. The way we work with each local community is defined at the site level. In addition our own employees, SSAB engages with politicians, regulators, media and the general public, and people living close to the production sites.

SSAB is also an important partner for local educational institutions and research. We also extensively offer internships and thesis projects to college students.

SSAB also works together with local environmental regulators on site-specific issues. Besides ongoing collaboration with local authorities, SSAB also works together with cities and associations to monitor environmental conditions such as air quality and waterways.

Every year, SSAB hosts important visitors from the community, such as schoolchildren, students, customers, subcontractors, various inspectors and regulators.

Supporting local activities in Sweden and Finland

In the communities in which SSAB operates in Sweden and Finland, we contribute to creating a wide range of recreational activities in which SSAB’s employees, their families and also the local community can participate. Examples include sponsorships of local sports organizations and exchange of knowledge with schools. SSAB also supports associations in which employees are involved, primarily within sports and culture.

Strong community involvement in SSAB Americas

SSAB Americas has a long tradition of community involvement. This takes place not only in the form of financial contributions, but also through participation in various initiatives or support projects. One of the largest organizations supported by SSAB is United Way, a charitable organization which supports the needy through donations, education and volunteer work. Employees’ contributions are matched by the company. Another example is SSAB’s Foundation for Education, a charity program through which we donate funding of at least $100,000 each year to local schools in Alabama, money that is raised through the recycling of scrap tires for use as a raw material in steel production in Mobile. Employees and local partners in Mobile also come together every year for the Fill the Bus program, to collect donations of school supplies for local children in need. In Montpelier, Iowa, SSAB’s employees sponsor and support The Make-a-Wish Foundation, an organization which aims to realize the dreams of sick children. Support from the company in Montpelier also goes to The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine, which supports smaller organizations and charitable projects in the region.

Donations to SOS children’s villages organization

Since 2012, SSAB has been working with the SOS Children’s Villages organization to support different charity projects. In 2015, all SSAB employees in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark were given the opportunity to support the refugee work of the SOS Children’s Villages by making a donation. Employees’ contributions were matched by the company.

Raahen Voima and SSAB made disbursements to develop the archipelago

Raahen Voima and SSAB set up a fund in 2014 to promote the development, recreational use and protection of the archipelago in the Raahe, Finland area. The fund supports voluntary work done for the benefit of the archipelago and its natural environment. Disbursements are made to societies, organizations and foundations on application.

Some of the first disbursements were made for the design of an outdoor map, to sailing and maritime societies for tidying up work, to the local maritime rescue association and Sail Training Association Finland for their activities, for the restoration of a nature trail and fishing base, as well as for work to develop the capability for sea search and rescue and diving missions.

SSAB grants endowment to University of South Alabama School of Engineering

To support continuing education in the field of engineering, SSAB donated $110,000 to the University of South Alabama (USA) to establish the SSAB Scholarship Endowment Fund. The fund will go toward scholarships benefiting full-time junior and senior level students in the University’s College of Engineering. Through the university’s Mitchell-Moulton Scholarship Initiative, USA will match the amount of $110,000 as the funds are received from SSAB over the next four years. SSAB previously supported the university with generous donations toward the inception of USA’s new engineering facilities in Shelby Hall. Several USA graduates are now employed by SSAB.

School children in Borlänge visit SSAB

In Borlänge, Sweden, SSAB gives local school children the opportunity to visit the mill. The study visits take place in collaboration with Museum of the Future in Borlänge. The idea is to increase knowledge about the steel industry – what it does and what it’s like to work there – and partly to increase awareness of what SSAB does in Borlänge. The aim is also to encourage more students to study technology in high school. Last year, a total of 26 classes of eighth graders visited Borlänge in November.