Sustainability

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

Outokumpu contributes to a more sustainable world by producing stainless steel – a material with superior durability, longevity and recyclability. But it is not only about what we produce, but how we produce it.

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

Indispensable

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.

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.