​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sustainability – envisioning a world that lasts forever​

Outokumpu forerunner in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

​LEED certification program now encourages much longer building life and energy modeling to reduce energy use.

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Sustainability has always been, and continues to be, a key element of our strategy. Outokumpu is a leader in environmental performance in the industrial sector. Our commitment to the people who work for us – providing a safe workplace with opportunities for skills development – is a cornerstone of our efforts to further improve the sustainability of our operations. ​​​

Sustainable Operations

Production of stainless steel is an intensive industrial process, also in terms of energy and materials. EHSQ (Environmental Health Safety and Quality) is a top priority for Outokumpu.


Sustainable Products

Outokumpu stainless steels help our customers to create more efficient solutions with lower life cycle impact. Stainless steel is a key building block for a sustainable future.


Sustainability report

Outokumpu publishes an annual Sustainability Report intended for our stakeholders: personnel, shareholders and customers as well as all parties interested in our company and its activities.

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Climate change

In addition to world class energy efficiency, Outokumpu also aims to minimize our effect on climate change.

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Product lifecycle

A high proportion of recycled steel, energy efficiency and low-carbon energy sources have enabled us to systematically decrease our products’ environmental footprint.


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