We are at the heart of moving society towards more ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable solutions.

Outokumpu's four value propositions: recycling maximized, nothing to hide, pays for itself and indispensability showcase Outokumpu's strengths, which answer to key sustainability needs. By selecting Outokumpu's stainless steel, our customers also benefit from these in their own sustainability efforts.

Sustainable stainless steel production

Outokumpu contributes to a more sustainable world by producing stainless steel – a material with superior durability, longevity and recyclability. See the story of our Tornio stainless steel mill in Northern Finland and how it works in harmony with nature.

Our value propositions

Recycling maximized

Stainless steel is 100% recyclable. It is the most recycled material in the world, and its quality is preserved in the process. Our stainless steel contains the highest proportion of recycled content on the market, and we keep pushing this further to conserve virgin raw materials. Increasing this recycled share is the single most effective measure we have to reduce our environmental impact. Using Outokumpu’s stainless steel decreases your own carbon footprint and that of your customers.

Nothing to hide

Our strict demands on ourselves as an organization also extend into our supply chain. Responsibility and transparency are important in ensuring that our stainless steel in sustainable in all aspects. But our efforts don’t end there. To qualify to work with Outokumpu, our suppliers and contractors are held to the same stringent requirements. This means that our customers’ supply chains – and, in turn, those of their customers – benefit from the rigorous standards and high transparency we uphold. We track data at every step, and provide continually updated product statements and declarations covering everything we do.

Pays for itself

People make things from stainless steel when they need them to last. Stainless pays for itself in the long term thanks to its durability, strength, low weight and resistance to corrosion. But all stainless steels are not created equal. Outokumpu’s customers have access to the best expertise in the industry to help them identify the precise material and grade for any application. Selecting Outokumpu’s stainless steel means making the right choice at the beginning of the life-cycle to make it a long-lasting, cost-efficient and sustainable one.


Outokumpu’s stainless steel is already serving as the backbone of industries like solar power, biofuels, wind energy, green construction, low-carbon transportation, sea-water purification and surgical equipment. The world’s need for more sustainable alternatives is a vital driver for us. The more challenging this need becomes, the better. Including Outokumpu’s stainless steel makes any product more sustainable.