Outokumpu contributes to several United Nations’ sustainable development goals either through the way we operate or through our products.



Products: Stainless steel is the only long-lasting material for many applications of clean energy, e.g. solar farms and biofuels.

Operations: We follow sustainable energy supply practices to gain secure and stable energy.

Highlight in 2022: Share of low-carbon electricity was about 86%.






Products: Stainless steel is a key element in building a modern, efficient and well-being society.
We contribute to the community well-being through direct and indirect employment, taxes and other involvement.

Highlight in 2022: We employed directly in total over 8,500 employees and achieved high engagement rate in our company-wide people pulse survey.





Products: Due to its excellent properties, stainless steel is a key material in sustainable industrialization and modern infrastructure.

Operations: We have a long history in developing new steel grades. We work closely with customers to find the most sustainable material solution.
Highlight in 2022:
We launched a new product line Circle Green with the industry's lowest carbon footprint.




Products: Our stainless steel has the highest recycled content. Stainless steel is also the single most recycled material globally.

Operations: Our business is based on circular economy. Our mills are among the largest material recycling facilities in the world.

Highlight in 2022: We achieved record-high recycled material rate of 94%.




Products: Our stainless steel reduces our customers’ overall carbon footprint by 10 million tonnes annually.

Operations: Our carbon footprint is less than 30% of the global industry average. We are committed to reaching carbon neutrality by 2050.

Highlight in 2022: We met the science-based climate target for 2022 and launched new product specific carbon footprint calculations.




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Products: We are working together with our customers and partners to minimize the environmental impact of our stainless steel products.

Operations: We are committed to global sustainability frameworks and to partnering with our whole value chain to drive sustainable development.
Highlight in 2022: We partnered with our customers Fiskars Group and Klöckner & Co. to publish the new product line Circle Green.