The future deserves a green chance
HELLO THERE, I'M STELLA SUSTAINABLE, A CAR WITH A LOT TO TALK ABOUT.
It is not hard to guess one of the things I cherish most: Sustainability. As an ambassador of voestalpine, it is my job to be very honest and make things interesting when informing you about green projects and initiatives in the voestalpine Steel Division.
First of all: We have a lot planned and would be happy to have you join us.
SUSTAINABLE STEEL IS PHENOMENAL
What do we actually do at voestalpine? As a global technology group, we provide many products and services, but most of all we are one of the world's most innovative steelmakers. We love what we do because our steel makes a significant contribution to protecting our climate and conserving our resources. Yes, that's right. voestalpine greentec steel edition products are manufactured at low emission levels and will in future even become CO2-neutral.
PRACTICAL. VERSATILE. CONVINCING.
Steel is more environmentally friendly in production than other materials (such as aluminum) and is 100% recyclable. Steel also increases the energy efficiency of wind turbines, household appliances and electric cars. It's hard to stop raving about it.
PREMIUM INGREDIENTS FOR PREMIUM STEEL
The recipe for success for a green today and a green tomorrow: Employees with expertise in the area of sustainability, reliable suppliers as well as conflict-free and ethical raw materials form the foundation for our uniquely high-quality products. Some of our standards are self-imposed, and in order to meet them, each part of the supply chain is carefully planned and regularly reviewed. Our motto is this: Confidence is good, but review is better!
SUSTAINABLE UTILIZATION OF WORLDWIDE RESOURCES
There is no Planet B, C or D, so we stick to Plan A at all costs. We conserve every natural resource to the greatest extent possible. This means that we use every resource as efficiently and as long as we can in order to avoid as much waste as possible. We follow this creed in many different ways in our efforts to sustainably keep our air and water clean and handle waste as ecologically as possible.
STEEL PRODUCTION 2.0: CO2 WILL SOON BE A THING OF THE PAST
Step by step toward a green future is the best way to describe our action plan for CO2-neutral steel production: We’re taking the first step now with our CO2-optimized production route. The next step will be by 2030 with a gradual transition to an even more sustainable hybrid route. We want to reach the next step after that by 2050, when green hydrogen will ensure that climate-neutral steel production can become a reality. This is our dream, and we’re doing everything we can to make it come true.
GREEN AND INNOVATIVE POWER IN A NEW DIMENSION
Bringing high-quality steel products to market is one thing, but producing them with low carbon emissions or even in a completely climate-neutral way is another. In order to achieve this, we have invested a great deal and have continued to carefully think through tried and tested processes. And this has been totally worth it: With a greentec steel edition for each of our products, we offer our customers voestalpine premium quality with a reduced carbon footprint and are thus ushering in a new era of sustainability. Pretty exciting, isn't it?
CLEAN FROM A TO B WITH GREEN LOGISTICS
It would be a shame if the transport of green products to their final destination were less sustainable than their production. At voestalpine we attach a great deal of importance to ensuring that our raw materials and products are transported efficiently by rail or ship, and we are working hard to make our transport systems even more environmentally friendly in the future. As we have always said, the journey itself is our reward.
SUSTAINABLY OPTIMIZED, HIGHLY ACCLAIMED
Anyone who works on making our future greener needs a lot of help from partners who can evaluate sustainability measures independently and professionally based on scientific methods. We are particularly proud of our certifications because they provide the highest-possible level of public transparency in our sustainability efforts.
- 200 sustainability criteria defined by ResponsibleSteel
- Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index (DJSI), FTSE4Good Index
- Of all participating companies, voestalpine was ranked among the top one percent by EcoVadis Platinum Ranking
- Scientific evaluation of our climate protection targets by the Science Based Targets initiative