We are at the heart of moving society towards more ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable solutions. Our aim is to become the industry benchmark for sustainability.

Stainless steel is a superb material for sustainable solutions as it is 100% recyclable, efficient and long-lasting. Our vision is to become the customers’ first choice in sustainable stainless steel. Read more about sustainability and discover how we contribute to a more sustainable world by producing stainless steel.

Industry benchmark in sustainability

Outokumpu has a strong track record in sustainable performance and ambitious climate targets. We are committed to the Science Based Targets initiative's 1.5 degree target to mitigate climate change. Our emissions reduction ambition covers all direct and indirect emissions, as well as those of our supply chain. We work with our customers and partners to achieve a world that lasts forever.

Sustainable solutions

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Protecting the climate

Our sustainability is based on environmental, social and governance aspects

Sustainability strategy

Sustainability is at the heart of our business and integrated in our strategy. Our sustainability strategy consists of three pillars which cover environment, society & people and governance. We have set ambitious targets and are continuously looking for ways to further improve our operations. Our approach reflects both the importance of sustainability and the possibilities it offers.


Outokumpu is constantly working to reduce emissions and to provide solutions for a sustainable future. Climate change is one of the most urgent challenges the world is facing today. Outokumpu aims to protect the climate with sustainable stainless steel. We are developing our operations to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 and are committed to the Business Ambition for 1.5°.

People and society

Health and safety of our people are our priorities in everything we do. We are deeply connected to the wider society through our employees, contractors, investors, local communities and other stakeholders. We contribute to the well-being of communities through our economic impact.

Good governance

Robust governance is our foundation. We strive for continuous improvement and transparency in our sustainability governance.

Sustainability highlights


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Stainless steel for a sustainable solution