UN Sustainable development goals

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Our contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the United Nations in 2015, provide a common road map on sustainable development for 2030. We regard it as important to contribute to achieving these goals. We promote their achievement in our operations and value chain. We have chosen seven goals closely linked to our business and where we believe we can make the biggest contributions. 



Sustainable Development Goal In our operations Through our products
Gender equality icon Aim for women to hold 30% of the top management positions in the company by the end of 2019.
Affordable and clean energy icon Systematic energy efficiency management and energy recovery at all sites, as well as production of electricity from process gases at certain steel mills, ensure efficient use of energy and lower emissions. Our steels are used in renewable energy plants like hydro, wind, solar and wave power farms, as well as in biofuel plants.
Industry innovation and infrastructure icon In close customer collaboration, SSAB develops new products, applications, services and processes in order to constantly enhance our sustainable offerings.
We focus on R&D in environmentally solid technologies and production processes. We promote collaboration with research institutes and other industrial companies to support sustainable industrial development.
SSAB’s steels are an important building block for sustainable industries and infrastructure. SSAB offers a broad range of high-strength and wear-resistant steels that enable better energy and material efficiency. They also offer strength and durability for the applications in which they are used, thus reducing environmental footprint.
Responsible consumption and produccentertion icon SSAB focuses on material efficiency through the use of recycled steel scrap and by-products to replace natural resources.
Material that cannot be recirculated internally can be processed into by-products and sold externally, thus reducing CO2 emissions in other industries.
Steel is 100% recyclable and the most recycled material in the world. Steel is an integrated part of the circular economy, which promotes zero waste, reduced use of natural resources and encourages the reuse and recycling of materials.
Climate action icon Emissions from blast furnace-based steel production can be reduced to by improving material and energy efficiency in the production processes. In the long-term, SSAB will stepwise move towards 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 by 2045. SSAB offers a broad range of high-strength and wear resistant steels that enable better energy and material efficiency, as well as strength and durability for the applications in which they are used, thus reducing CO2 emissions in the end-products’ use-phase.
Ruukki Construction provides customers with energy-efficient building and construction solutions that enable zero energy buildings.
Peace justice and strong institutions icon SSAB a signatory to the UN Global Compact and we continually enhance our efforts to protect and respect its 10 principles
Partnerships for the goals Collaboration across industries, nations and governments is a key driver for sustainable development. We aim to expand our partnerships to facilitate collaboration on technology, innovation and knowledge sharing. Working together with customers to improve energy efficiency and minimize raw material use is an important way for SSAB to create sustainable solutions and end-products