Sustainability approach

We strive to create a stronger, lighter and more sustainable world. Sustainability is a key business driver for both us and our customers. We want to be the first to place fossil-free steel on the market in 2026 and largely eliminate CO2 emissions in our own operations around 2030.

Sustainability strategy

Our sustainability strategy is clearly linked to our overall business strategy. The strategy builds on our ambition to be the first to place fossil-free steel on the market and at the same time have leading sustainability performance.

First in fossil-free steel

One of our overall objectives is to produce commercial amounts of fossil-free steel by 2026. We also help our customers to reduce their environmental impact by both using better steel (more CO2 efficient) and using steel better (more highstrength steel with less weight).

Use better steel

SSAB’s blast furnace-based production is among the most CO2 efficient in the world and thus lowers the CO2 footprint of our own products as well as our customers’. This gives both us and our customers a competitive advantage.

Use steel better

We are world leading in high-strength steel. We help our customers to upgrade their products and use stronger steel to save weight and material. This in turn enables our customers to produce lighter and stronger products, thereby reducing their environmental footprint.

Go fossil free

We are committed to delivering fossil-free steel on commercial terms in 2026. Together with our partners LKAB (iron ore supplier), and Vattenfall (energy provider), we aim to create a fossil-free value chain for steel. This means that not only are we reinventing the steelmaking process, but also significantly reducing the environmental impact of our customers’ products.

Sustainability objectives

Leading sustainability performance

We are committed to leading sustainability performance, which includes the ambition to become the world’s safest steel company and to largely eliminate carbon dioxide emissions around 2030.

Safety first

Everyone has the right to a healthy, accidentfree work environment at SSAB. We are determined to become the world’s safest steel company, with the clear objective of achieving zero accidents, work-related injuries and illnesses.

Efficiency and responsibility

We want to conduct our operations in a resource-efficient and responsible way. For us, circularity is a key factor in increasing efficiency to help mitigate environmental impact and we are committed to the efficient use of raw materials and energy, including our byproducts.

Responsible sourcing

Our suppliers must comply both with our own standards and with international guidelines, which are communicated in our Supplier Sustainability Policy.

Respect and integrity

We expect each employee to act with honesty, integrity and responsibility in their job, and that we collaborate with business partners who share our values. We want to offer an inclusive and diverse workplace.