we are on a mission

As the world’s leading supplier of high performance materials with an unique service network that ensures customers confidence, we establish sustainable performance beyond expectations for our planet and generations to come. With our integration of products, services and technical advisory we create a profound impact on our business area. Leading by example, we enable our customers to engage in sustainable initiatives while also driving our suppliers and partners to be at the cutting edge of essential transformation processes for tomorrow. Together, we inspire the change in our industries by always thinking and walking one step ahead.

our main sustainability goals

Our sustainability framework inSPire is here to stay

Every transformation needs a vision. To bring that vision into action, a specific strategy and goals to drive daily operations are indispensable.

Our goals are clear, we seek to make considerable contributions in the areas of circular economy and climate impact. This is why we have developed our very own sustainability framework outlining our four focus topics and respective sustainability actions while addressing all pillars of sustainability.

inSPire sustainability framework

our focus topics

Within our sustainability strategy, we focus on four different content pillars, connected to specific fields of action. Latter include specific initiatives and goals, leading us in our daily operations.

our values

Within our inSPire sustainability framework we live and act according to the following values shaping and leading us in our daily actions and operations



Find out more about inSPire including some interesting examples of our focus topics and download our inSPire brochure here.

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partners & collaborations

To translate our plans into actions, we rely on a broad and diverse partner network. Within our
sustainability initiatives, we work together with various organizations, including:


Philipp Horner

Philipp Horner

Chief Sustainability Officer
voestalpine High Performance Metals

We value sustainability as an opportunity which is why we have set ourselves ambitious targets as part of our sustainability strategy.

Philipp Horner, CSO voestalpine HPM

get inspired: news & more information

Alternative raw material sources: The potential of batteries

In addition to steel scrap, alloy elements such as nickel, cobalt, manganese, and other alloys are essential components of our products. However, various global developments are affecting the availability of these critical raw materials. Within our sustainability framework inSPire, the High Performance Metals Division is looking for long-term ways to keep these valuable elements in the product cycle, for example by recycling grinding sludge or batteries in order to be able to meet demand in the long term.

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Recycling of by-products: “Waste” with added value

Scale, dust, and slag can be used as secondary sources of raw materials—by-products that have traditionally been seen as waste often contain valuable resources. At HPM, we have long been committed to recycling the by-products from our production sites and reintegrating them into the value chain. The inSPire Circular Economy team is working to develop this topic further across several projects. In this article, we take a look behind the scenes.

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Closing the loop with circular Economy

The concept of the circular economy with a closed material and energy cycle replaces the traditional linear economy. At the High Performance Metals Division, we have set ourselves the goal of consistently implementing this model under inSPire in our business processes, for example through projects to further develop material and scrap cycles and to recycle end-of-life (EOL) tools.

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Circular Economy in the HPM Division: From waste to value

Efficient recycling of resources has long been a major concern for us. For this reason, the circular economy represents a key field of action, which we would like to develop further as one of the four supporting pillars in our sustainability framework inSPire.

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Teamwork makes the dream work - Part 2

In our sustainability framework inSPire, we highly value teamwork. Our committed pillar teams actively contribute to knowledge sharing and collaboration. Read part 2 now to find out more about our colleagues responsible for Social Impact and Sustainable Sourcing.

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Teamwork makes the dream work - Part 1

In our sustainability framework inSPire, we highly value teamwork. Our committed pillar teams actively contribute to knowledge sharing and collaboration. Find here the first team portraits for Circular Economy and Climate Impact.

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Sustainability with real value

Creating a sustainability framework is one thing. Filling it with life and integrating it into everyday work is another. Authentic values and impactful projects help make this approach a success.

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inSPire is here to stay

We are on a mission. A mission we pursue with deep conviction and commitment: We strive for long-lasting performance that meets the needs of our planet and future generations. inSPire offers the framework and inspiration for this.

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Sustainable performance inSPires

At the High Performance Metals (HPM) Division, we believe that true sustainability transformation starts from within. This means we set out to inspire with our actions.

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Uddeholm receives award

Schaeffler AG awards Uddeholm Germany with the supplier award “sustainability”

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Shaping the world

Our subsidiary Uddeholm is manufacturing solutions for generations to come

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Driving innovation

Sustainability strategy and actions taken at voestalpine Böhler Edelstahl

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Taking responsibility seriously

International environmental and social initiatives on voestalpine group level

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