Environmental aspects have always been a fundamental part of Ovako’s business and our steel products have a carbon footprint 80 % lower than the global average. During 2019, we reached our intermediate target to reduce the “cradle-to-gate” carbon footprint of finished hot rolled steel products by 30 % per metric ton.

Ovako differentiates itself in the market by using only steel scrap as input material instead of iron ore. Since steel can be recycled an infinite number of times without its properties deteriorating, Ovako can manufacture steel with a lower climate impact without compromising the quality of the steel.

We have chosen to divide our environmental efforts in the following areas Climate, Efficient Processes, Climate-Smart Products, Recyclability & Recycled Content and Use of Chemical Substances.

Read about our Sustainability Targets.