SSAB has had Sustainable development in focus for decades. The core business is manufacturing high strength steel grades that can be used to make products stronger and lighter. Thanks to high strength steel cars are more safe and use less fuel, trucks and trailers can carry heavier cargo, cranes can lift more, road and mining machinery last longer and need less maintenance, to mention some examples.
Now SSAB is taking a giant leap towards fossil-free steel production:
In a brand new manufacturing process SSAB has managed to produce steel with zero greenhouse emissions. There is simply no coal used!
The SSAB vision is to create a stronger, lighter and more sustainable world. Sustainability is a key business driver for both us and our customers. We want to act in an ethical and environmentally sound way in all our operations and markets.
Successful environmental work is based on continuous improvements to minimize emissions and improve productivity, as well as material and energy efficiency. Already today SSAB’s blast furnace-based production is among the most CO2-efficient in the world. This gives a competitive advantage to SSAB and our customers. As an example, our cold-rolled steel production emits approximately 6% less CO2e than the European average and as much as 17% less than the Chinese average.
SSAB’s Advanced High-Strength Steels (AHSS) and Quenched & Tempered (Q&T) steels are stronger than ordinary steels. Our customers can use this to produce lighter and stronger products, thereby reducing their environmental footprint. At the same time lower weight means improved fuel economy and significant CO2-savings during end products’ use. By the end of 2021, these annual customer CO2 savings will reach 10 million tonnes, which equals SSABs own direct CO2 emissions.
In addition to this SSAB in Kunshan can help you to reduce the scrap ratio for your products, which also reduces environmental impact and cost.
In the Steel Service Center we continuously work to reduce our environmental impact by improving our use of chemicals and energy. We focus on small environmental problems as well as the big ones.