Sustainability strategy

Managing business in a sustainable strengthens the ability to deliver strong financial and operational results. By 2045, SSAB aims to be fossil-free.

Sustainability objectives
Sustainability is a key business driver for us and our customers. This is why we put much effort into ensuring that we act ethically and environmentally wisely in all our operations and markets. SSAB's sustainability strategy is divided into three focus areas:
Sustainable operations

Sustainable operations

SSAB is committed to minimizing any adverse environmental impacts from our operations. Therefore, SSAB focuses on continuous improvement to minimize emissions and improve productivity, as well as material and energy efficiency. SSAB is also working toward a fossil-free steelmaking process through the HYBRIT initiative and by eliminating other fossil related emissions, with a goal to offering fossil-free steel in 2026 and fossil-free operations by 2045.

Responsible partner

Responsible partner

SSAB adheres to the highest standards by taking responsibility for business ethics and responsible sourcing. We are committed to continuously improving as safety, diversity and employer attractiveness.  

Sustainable offering

Our sustainable offering is the value proposition we offer our customers and other stakeholders. The core of SSAB’s business is to develop and produce Advanced High-Strength Steels (AHSS) and Quenched & Tempered (Q&T) steels that are stronger than ordinary steels. This in turn, helps our customers produce lighter and stronger products, thereby reducing their environmental footprint.

By using SSAB’s high strength steels, which results in lower weight and improved fuel economy, customers can achieve significant CO2 savings during their end products’ use-phase. The objective is that, by the end of 2020, these annual customer CO2 savings will reach 10 million tonnes, which equals SSAB´s own direct CO2 emissions.