Environmental product declarations (EPDs)

An environmental product declaration provides transparent and neutral information on the environmental effects of a product based on an ecological lifecycle assessment (LCA). The EPD is based on the EN15804 and ISO 14025 standards and was verified by independent auditors and published as part of the declaration program of the Institute for Construction and Environment (IBU) in Berlin.

Steel Sustainability Champion 2017

voestalpine was named by the World Steel Association (worldsteel) as one of the most sustainable companies in the steelmaking industry. The areas of commitment, measurement and action were assessed with respect to sustainability.


As the first steelmaking company ever to have the honor, voestalpine was awarded the Green Brands Seal on 11 November 2016 for sustainable ecological activities.

ISO 14001 and EMAS

The colofer® production site of voestalpine Stahl GmbH implements environmental management systems pursuant to ISO 14001 and are certified according to EMAS III (EC) 1221/2009.


The EPD applies to the entire colofer® product portfolio and is a reliable database that completely complies with the requirements of the DGNB, BREEAM and LEED building certification systems.


colofer® meets all the requirements and legal stipulations pertaining to hazardous materials or substances of very high concern in products in the European Union. This includes REACH Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 and 2011/65/EU (RoHS2).

Fire protection certifications

Selected colofer® products meet the fire protection requirements of Euroclass A1 pursuant to EN 13501-1.