Over the next months a communication focus on the environment will examine how, with its environmentally friendly products and processes, voestalpine has developed to become a pioneer in the industry, and how the Group is applying sustainable measures and innovative projects to steel itself for a “green” future.
International pioneering role
Sustainable environmental protection is an integral element of the voestalpine corporate philosophy and, as part of the Group’s social responsibility, is anchored in its environmental principles. For many years now, voestalpine has been consistently implementing measures to improve environmental standards, in order to reduce the impact of ongoing corporate activities on the environment to a minimum. With its sustainable solutions and technologies, today the Group is rightly regarded as an environmental pioneer in its industry.
"For decades sustainable production processes, the responsible management of resources, and using the best possible technologies have been integral to our company philosophy and our operative activities. At the same time, these premises form the basis for our claim to long-term quality leadership in products and services."
Investments in environmental protection
This pioneering role is not only demonstrated by the current expenditure figures for operational environmental protection, and the associated savings in process-related emissions which the Group has been making for decades. It is also apparent in the exceptional level of environmental investment into active, long-term strategies and innovation projects designed to achieve gradual decarbonization in steel production. All in all, the Group has invested significantly more than EUR 2 billion in the environmental sphere in the past ten years alone.
Environment the focus of communication activities
Over the next months our communication focus will be “Environment” as we explore current voestalpine initiatives and projects on our internal and external channels.
Information about our focus on environment is available at www.voestalpine.com/environment
Our path to a green future
We are upping the pace of emissions reduction. greentec steel from voestalpine is Austria’s largest climate protection program. Starting in 2027, this program will reduce Austria’s annual CO2 emissions by almost 5%. 2024 marks the start of the partial shift from the blast furnace to the electric arc furnace (EAF) route—once unresolved funding issues in Austria are clarified.