Outokumpu has a group-wide corporate responsibility policy and ethics statement. The principles laid out in these commitments are made concrete by our code of conduct, which guides our employees in everyday situations.

Outokumpu has defined five core focus areas for sustainability: Occupational health, safety and well-being; Responsible business practices; Energy management; Material efficiency and Customer experience. Read more about the material topics in our sustainability.

Outokumpu is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and has committed to contributing to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We have defined five SDGs that are the most material to our operations and sustainability themes. Read more about the SDGs and our impact.

Responsibility to people and to the environment has always been important to Outokumpu. Stated in simple terms, our aim is to make sustainable profits through responsible business practices a central element of all Group operations and strategy.

At Outokumpu, corporate responsibility is CEO's area of responsibility. A Corporate Responsibility Team comprises representatives from different functions advises on matters related to corporate responsibility and coordinates them across the Group, while the corporate EHS function acts as the responsible unit. The Business areas and functions are responsible for ensuring that operations within their own organizations are conducted in a responsible manner and that monitoring, data collection and reporting are duly carried out.

  • In business conduct, Outokumpu applies principles of good corporate governance and transparent accounting, called Code of Conduct.
  • Outokumpu’s governance principles are transparent, and the roles and responsibilities of corporate bodies are clearly defined.
  • Outokumpu condemns unlawful competition measures. Employees receive training to make them knowledgeable about applicable competition laws and policies.
  • Corrupt behavior and bribery are absolutely unacceptable. Any entertainment or gifts offered or received by Outokumpu personnel must be modest in economic value.