Industry-leading sustainability and circularity

Sustainability is present in all aspects of our operations and is an integral part of our commercial strategy. The main contribution to sustainability is through our product offering, enabling the transition to renewable energy sources, electrification of industries, innovation in the medical sector and much more. We also actively seek to minimize the impact on the environment via our operations.

Advancing industries

Our customers are as varied as the industries in which they operate. And we serve each one as sustainably as possible. By using our expertise as a force for sustainable good, we work together with clients to make innovative changes that help raise productivity and competitiveness and, importantly, and minimize environmental impact.

We are a sustainability frontrunner already today, with ambitious goals for the future.

900ways.jpgOur more than 900 active alloy compositions are used in products that make our customers’ applications more efficient, sustainable and safer.

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Our sustainable operations

Through our operations, we actively seek to reduce and eliminate harm to people and the environment. Thinking and acting sustainably isn’t a box to tick; it’s simply the right thing to do.

Use 80% recycled material and more than 96% fossil-free electricity in our sites. Reducing water usage. Careful chemical management. Effective use of by-products such as slag, dust and process gases.

Recycled-based stainless steel production has a substantially lower CO2 footprint compared to traditional iron ore-based steel production.

Our fully integrated value chain, from R&D and melting to end-product, allows us to provide industry-leading technology, quality, sustainability, and circularity.

We are committed to sustainable procurement practices that minimize our negative social and environmental impacts as well as improve the sustainability performance of our suppliers and strive to ensure that all suppliers comply with our Supplier Code of conduct.

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Our sustainable offering

Raised productivity. More efficient energy production. Renewable technologies. Reduced environmental impact. Lighter materials. By advancing technologies, our products and materials are tackling the challenges of the future.

With our high-integrity grades and products, we are also able to both lead and facilitate the development of less mature but essential applications such as concentrated solar power, carbon capture and storage, and geothermal energy.

Discover more in the below examples.

Sanicro® nickel alloys and high-alloy austenitic stainless steel material is used to develop the first industrial reactor for supercritical water gasification, a new technology to convert organic waste streams into carbon neutral, or even carbon negative, energy carriers. Read more >>

With our high-integrity grades and products, we lead and facilitate the development of tubular products for applications such as concentrated solar power, carbon capture and storage, geothermal energy, and bioenergy.

In addition, Alleima offers a micro-factory on-site manufacturing solution of high-pressure tubes for hydrogen refueling stations, enabling the shift towards renewable technologies and required infrastructure in an even more sustainable way. Read more >>

Developing the first electric gas heater for hydrogen, a key solution for fossil-free sponge iron, scaling with Hybrit's ambitions of heating hydrogen to more than 1,000 degrees. Read more >>

A CO2 -tracker on our Kanthal website shows continuous updates on how we are lowering CO2 emissions by electrifying industrial processes. The tracker shows the saved emissions from 34 installations at our customers. Read more >>

Our compressor valve steel enables smaller and more efficient compressors. Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners – and many other devices are depending on a compressor. Compressor energy efficiency has an enormous effect on the world’s total CO2 emissions. Read more about our latest addition to our product portfolio is Freeflex™ >>

Alleima also offers a portfolio of pre-coated steel strips for forming and welding of bipolar plates which is one of the critical components in the hydrogen fuel cell stack.

Using hydrogen-powered fuel cells it is possible to propel for example electric cars and trucks with no emissions other than water. There are also multiple applications beyond transportation that are open to this clean, carbon-free energy source such as combined heat and power for industries and real estate. Read more >>

Our advanced medical precision wire Exera® enhances the quality of life for many people. Typical applications are continuous glucose monitoring for diabetes care, cochlear implants, deep brain stimulation, pacemaker leads, fractional flow reserves (FFRs), implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), catheters, and guidewires. Read more >>

We have a wide range of products, enabling renewable technology. Our Fibrothal® diffusion cassettes for instance are a solution to produce high‐quality crystalline silicon wafers for solar cells and semiconductors. Read more >>