We are setting a new standard for sustainable stainless steel with Outokumpu Circle Green – stainless steel with 92% lower carbon footprint compared to the industry average.
Sustainable stainless steel
Leading the industry with the world’s most sustainable stainless steel
Sustainability is the beating heart of Outokumpu
And we are not stopping there. By 2030, we aim to reduce our total emission intensity by 30% from 2020, bringing the reduction total to 42% from the 2016 baseline. With our new Outokumpu Circle Green product line we are leading the way, and we want to push the whole industry to put more focus on sustainability.
Most importantly, we want to help you achieve your sustainability targets and emission-reduction goals. Together we can fight against climate change and create a world that lasts forever.
What makes Outokumpu stainless steel the most sustainable material choice?
You can now get the product specific CO₂ footprint by grades
Calculating carbon footprints is never an easy task and there is a growing need for more detailed information. By giving out ready-made calculations for our products – CO2 footprint by grades – we aim to make your product’s CO2 footprint calculations easier.
In addition to customer value, the product-specific carbon footprint brings full transparency to the sustainability work we are doing.
Why you should choose stainless steel as a sustainable material?
Durability, long life, and low maintenance
Stainless steel is a durable and versatile material for buildings, containers, façades, and many other uses. When you select the right grade for the right setting, it can be practically maintenance free for decades, which is very useful especially in heavy industry, marine industry, as well as marine structures and other buildings.
Lightweight, needs less material and less processing
When the material needs to be lightweight but still durable and sustainable, stainless steel is the answer. Especially in the mobility and transport industry, where each saved gram in the vehicle means savings in fuel consumption and other materials as well.
Low life cycle costs and low carbon footprint
Stainless steel requires very little maintenance during its life cycle, which translates to savings in maintenance materials and labor. The low carbon footprint also helps industries meet their sustainability targets.
Comes with certified data and environmental certificates
The production of Outokumpu stainless steel is transparent and our materials come with certified data and environmental certificates. This helps our customers calculate their own scope 3 emissions, which are especially important for many companies operating in the energy sector, for example.
Green steel of the future – Outokumpu Circle Green
Buying sustainable stainless steel: Five things you need to know
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