From electrical steel strip to medical technology, sustainability is an essential part of all business processes in the voestalpine Group. The company has a wide range of products and technologies that help it achieve its own and its customers’ sustainability goals.
Green energy and mobility rely on steel—wind turbines need a stable base, photovoltaics modules need robust substructures, environmentally friendly transport solutions require modern rail networks and efficient electric motors. The growing sustainability trend ensures a rising demand for our products.
Focus on sustainability
"We help our customers achieve their sustainability goals with a wide range of products and initiatives. And not just with ‘greentec steel,’ our step-by-step plan for long-term decarbonization, but also with every other voestalpine-produced component that makes services and products more environmentally friendly, more effective, more durable, safer, and more recyclable."
When solutions made of steel instead of composite materials are used to store and transport hydrogen, when smart turnout systems increase the availability of rail routes, this is a real sustainability plus made possible by voestalpine. Last but not least, our products ensure the generation of green electricity: Electrical steel strips provide power in generators and efficiently set motors in motion.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainability is part of our corporate strategy. It is implemented in all business units. The Group makes a significant contribution to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in all three dimensions: economic, social, and environmental. Especially modern products made of steel, even in combination with other materials, have a proven advantage in a circular economy because steel can be recycled again and again.
The SDGs address more than the targets for “Sustainable Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure,” “Sustainable Consumption and Production,” and “Climate Action.” They also set goals such as zero hunger and good health and well-being for all, which our product portfolio supports with products for the food industry and clinically approved coatings and high-performance steels for surgical instruments.
A wide range of products support sustainability
We will introduce you to some of these products, services, and principles in upcoming blog articles:
- High-quality rails, turnouts, and intelligent diagnostic systems
- Electrical steel strip—e-mobility
- Wind turbines on and offshore—steel in the wind
- Substructures for PV modules—focus on sun
- Antibacterial strip steel and surgical instruments—medical technology
- Guard rails and seatbelt pretensioners—safety products
- Recovering recyclable materials—circular economy
- High-strength heavy plates and sections for safety cabs—durability and safety for construction machinery
We support sustainable development with our products and services.