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Operating expenses for environmental protection systems

For many years, voestalpine has been consistently advancing the application of high environmental and environmental technology standards. This is also reflected in the environmental expenditure and investment indicators. In the business year 2017/18, environmental investment amounted to EUR 40 million and the ongoing costs of operations for environmental systems came to EUR 258 million.

Environmental expenditures voestalpine AG

In millions of euros

Environmental expenditures voestalpine AG (bar chart)

At around 50%, the greatest percentage of environmental expenditures in the business year 2017/18 was spent on air purification measures and the purchase of CO2 certificates as part of the EU emissions trading system. Around a quarter of the expenses went towards waste recycling, reuse and disposal, and 20% for water protection measures.

About voestalpine

In its business segments, voestalpine is a globally leading technology and capital goods group with a unique combination of material and processing expertise. With its top-quality products and system solutions using steel and other metals, it is a leading partner to the automotive and consumer goods industries in Europe and to the aerospace, oil and gas industries worldwide. The voestalpine Group is also the world market leader in turnout technology, special rails, tool steel, and special sections.


50 Countries on all 5 continents
500 Group companies and locations
51,600 Employees worldwide

Earnings FY 2017/18

€ 13 Billion


€ 2 Billion


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