How we contribute to SDG3

  • Promotion of employee health and safety, especially through the group-wide Safety at Work program and the newly launched safety standard.

How we contribute to SDG4

  • Ongoing professional development of our employees.
  • Collaboration with local educational providers in the areas where we operate.

How we contribute to SDG5

  • Continuous efforts to increase the representation of women in the operations.
  • Increase the number of women in managerial positions.

How we contribute to SDG6

  • Recycling of process water used in production.
  • Treatment of discharged process water in internal treatment plants.

How we contribute to SDG7

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

How we contribute to SDG8

  • We follow current collective agreements, promotes human rights and a good working environment.
  • A Code of Conduct for suppliers is included in all new agreements, where requirements are set for key aspects such as business ethics, anti-corruption, working conditions and human rights.

How we contribute to SDG9

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

How we contribute to SDG12

  • Our production is based on recycled steel scrap. In this way, we contribute to our customers becoming part of the circular economy.
  • Through continuous improvements in the production process, we are continuously reducing our emissions to air and water.
  • Our manufacturing processes provide steel products with a reduced climate footprint throughout their life cycle.

How we contribute to SDG13

  • Production with significantly lower climate impact than the global average.
  • Our products have few impurities, which makes it possible for customers to use clean steel to manufacture smaller and lighter components, resulting in climate-smart products.
Ovako Sustainability Report 2020

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