Ovako customers benefit from an extensive range of quality and environmental certifications. Independent, third party organizations are regularly evaluating Ovako. Audits are being made by quality assurance companies such as DNV GL and LRQA, and these audits result in quality approvals of many types for a wide range of industries, all downloadable at ovako.com.
Ovako also publishes climate declarations, outlining the carbon footprint rendered by our products from cradle to gate. This is done by using the Environmental Product Declaration system, and our latest declarations can be found here or at environdec.com. The declarations help clarify that the CO2 footprint of our bar steel products is approximately 80 percent lower than the industry average in the world. The climate declarations help customers make steel purchasing decisions based on differences in carbon footprint, and in turn also gives customers with steel-intensive products the opportunity to create world-leading carbon footprints of their own.
Ovakos climate declarations can be downloaded below.
Ovako also enjoys quality approvals and awards of many types for a wide range of industries and customers. With a wide range of inhouse testing capabilities, Ovako also allows customers to set their own specific demands on steel quality, often over and beyond what industry standards can offer. One important example is ultrasonic testing of intermediate product forms for ensuring high cleanness of the steel. Ovako even has published its own standard for ensuring highest possible quality in steel cleanness and by this fatigue strength performance.