The UN Sustainable Development Goals
At SSAB, we focus on the following UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Everyone at SSAB has the right to a healthy work environment with no accidents. Our goal is to be the world’s safest steel company and to prevent all work-related accidents and illnesses.
SSAB has zero tolerance of all forms of discrimination, and works actively to create an inclusive work environment where everyone feels valued. Our purchasing work also encompasses gender equality, by specifying requirements to respect human rights and including a ban on discrimination in our Supplier Code of Conduct.
SSAB is driving the expansion of fossil-free electricity in the countries where we operate. Through HYBRIT, we are involved in the development of fossil-free sponge iron using hydrogen. In our purchasing work, too, we follow up on CO2 emissions and make demands that they be reduced.
SSAB wants to be the first to launch fossil-free steel on the market in 2026, and to largely eliminate CO2 emissions from our own operations by around 2030. Through the HYBRIT collaboration, we want to create a fossil-free value chain for steel. This means that we are redeveloping the steelmaking process, while significantly reducing the environmental impact of our customers’ products.
SSAB strives to improve resource efficiency and reduce the use of raw materials and natural resources, for example through a circular work method. Sustainability is an integral part of our work with suppliers.
SSAB’s ambition is to largely eliminate carbon dioxide emissions in our own operations by around 2030. This will help to reduce Sweden’s carbon dioxide emissions by around 10% and Finland’s by 7%.
SSAB has zero tolerance of bribery and corruption and makes high demands in the area of business ethics. We also work actively to strengthen human rights in our operations as well as at our suppliers.
Collaboration is an important factor in changing society in a more sustainable direction. In addition to SSAB’s role in HYBRIT, for example, we are participating in the First Movers’ Coalition, a platform to increase demand for low-carbon technology. SSAB also collaborates closely with a number of customers in developing the fossil-free offering.