Stakeholders and membership

SSAB strives to maintain a continuous, open dialog with our stakeholders, in order to increase the understanding of their perspective on our business.

Stakeholder dialogues

Our goal is to have a regular, open dialog with our stakeholders. It increases confidence in SSAB’s ability to manage risks and exploit opportunities, which at the same time enhances our development as a company.

Stakeholder groups

  • Existing and potential customers

  • Existing and potential employees

  • Shareholders, investors and financiers

  • Existing and potential suppliers

  • Local communities close to our production sites

  • Government agencies and organizations

Membership of organizations

Globally: Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT), Energy Transitions Commission (ETC), First Movers Coalition

Europe: Eurofer, Euroslag, Eurometal, Corporate Leadership Group (CLG) (indirectly through membership of Hybrit Development AB)

North America: American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA)

Sweden: Swedish Iron and Steel Producers’ association, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, SKGS (collaboration between the four industrial associations the Swedish Forest Industries’ Federation, the Swedish Plastics & Chemicals Federation, SveMin, the Swedish Association of Mines, Mineral and Metal Producers and the Swedish Steel Producers’ Association), Steel and Metal Wholesalers Association, Swedish Institute of Steel Construction, Swedish Mineral Processing Research Association, Swedish Cement and Concrete Research Institute, Swedish Leadership for Sustainable Development, Fossil Free Sweden, Transparency International’s Corporate Supporters Forum

Finland: Finnish Metal Producers, Suomen ElFi (major Finnish electricity consumers), the Finnish Steel Building Association, the Finnish Construction Federation, the Finnish Technical Industry Federation, Kolfakta

Climate engagement guidelines

SSAB's collaboration with political decision-makers, at global, European and national level, aims to inform about opportunities and challenges linked to the steel industry's reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. Climate policy, energy policy and industrial policy are particularly interesting areas for SSAB, as well as issues related to public funding and efficient permit processes. For our influence activities in the EU, SSAB is registered in the EU Transparency Register.

SSAB's climate policy commitment is decided by the CEO and is based on the corporate strategy, the code of conduct and SSAB's support for the goals of the Paris Agreement.

During the year, a survey was made on whether the industry organizations and member organizations, where SSAB is a member, represent climate-related positions that SSAB stands behind and/or are in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. The mapping shows that all member organizations meet SSAB's expectations.