How we contribute to SDG3

  • Development of sustainable products manufactured from recycled steel scrap.
  • Promotion of employee health and safety, especially through the group-wide Safety at Work program.

How we contribute to SDG4

  • Ongoing professional development of our employees.
  • Efforts to promote and collaborate with local ­educational providers in the locations where the company operates.

How we contribute to SDG5

  • Continuous efforts to increase the share of women in the operations.

How we contribute to SDG6

  • Recycling of process water used in production.
  • The process water discharged is treated in internal treatment plants.

How we contribute to SDG7

  • Production is based on a fossil-free electricity mix. Excess heat is sold to district heating plants.
  • Continuous work on energy efficiency in production.
  • Ovako’s steel products enable the manufacturing of smaller steel components, which results in more energy efficient end products.

How we contribute to SDG8

  • Ovako follows current collective agreements and promotes human rights and a good working environment.
  • A special Code of Conduct for suppliers is included in all new agreements, where requirements are set for e.g. business ethics, anti-­corruption, working conditions and human rights.

How we contribute to SDG9

  • Through efforts in research and development, Ovako contributes to new, more sustainable products.

How we contribute to SDG12

  • Ovako's production is based on recycled steel scrap. In this way, Ovako contributes to its customers becoming part of the circular economy.
  • Through continuous improvements in the production process, Ovako’s emissions to air and water are continuously reduced.
  • Ovako’s manufacturing process provides steel products that ­create a reduced climate footprint throughout their life cycle.

How we contribute to SDG13

  • Production with significantly lower climate impact than the global average.
  • Ovako’s products have few impurities, which makes it possible for customers to manufacture lighter and smaller components, resulting in lower carbon dioxide emissons when the product is used.