Ruukki Construction to be the first to supply fossil-free steel building products
June 22, 2021 15:00 CEST 6 min read
Ruukki Construction, a subsidiary of SSAB Group, is committed to being the first company to offer its customers fossil-free steel building products. The building products will be made from fossil-free steel based on SSAB’s HYBRIT technology and the plan is to launch them at a commercial scale on the market in 2026. Already before then, Ruukki aims to pilot the use of fossil-free steel together with selected customers.
“The use of fossil-free steel is an important step for Ruukki in reaching our sustainability promise “Towards carbon-neutral buildings”. We are committed to developing our offering to help our customers to reduce carbon emissions, and we will look for customers to partner with to create a fossil-free value chain until the end of the lifecycle of a building,” says Sami Eronen, President of Ruukki Construction.
The use of fossil-free steel is part of Ruukki’s new sustainability strategy, which is divided into three areas: offering, operations and responsible partner
In sustainable offering and operations, Ruukki can have the greatest impact on reducing carbon emissions. Use of fossil-free steel in our offering will reduce carbon emissions for these products by around 85%. In addition, our energy-efficient envelope solutions can reduce energy consumption by up to 30% during the lifecycle of the building. In our own operations, we aim to further reduce carbon emissions by 25% by 2026.
As a responsible partner, Ruukki’s ambition is to be the safest company in the building products industry, to have the most engaged employees in the industry and the industry’s most satisfied customers.
With HYBRIT technology, SSAB aims to be the first steel company in the world to bring fossil-free steel to the market in 2026. HYBRIT is a joint venture initiative of SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall.
Read more about Ruukki’s sustainability approach on the Ruukki website www.ruukki.com/sustainability
For further information, please contact:
Anna Talas, Head of Commercial Excellence and Communications. anna.talas @ ruukki.com
tel. +358 50 517 9181