To achieve these goals, voestalpine utilizes the best available technologies in its production plants and continually works to boost efficiency, lower emissions, and reduce the consumption of energy in connection with the existent system of steel production. Our intensive work to research new, more environmentally friendly production processes and, not least, to refine materials and products alike makes material contributions to the company’s environmental footprint as well.
All of these activities are supported through transparent and efficient environmental management systems (EMSs) that have been widely implemented in the voestalpine Group.
voestalpine is committed to the following principles at all of its production facilities:
- To take comprehensive responsibility for our products;
- To optimize the production processes;
- To establish environmental management systems;
- To integrate employees into these processes and ensure environmentally conscious conduct on the part of every single one of them; and
- To engage in open and professional dialogues.
Emissions in the Air, Soil, and Water: Minimize Using the Best Available Technologies
Process-related emissions cannot be entirely avoided due to the chemical and physical properties of existent production processes. We operate our production facilities based on the principle that the best available technologies must be applied as appropriate and in economically viable fashion. We also develop new approaches that aim to minimize environmentally relevant effects on the air, soil, and water as best as possible.
Circular Economy & Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
We support holistic, comprehensive, and integrated analyses and assessments of materials (life cycle assessments, LCAs) as well as of all process and value chains within the parameters of the circular economy, also known as “circularity.”
Energy and climate policy
Commitment to low-carbon production: We are meeting the challenge of decarbonizing the economic system in the long term not only through comprehensive research and development of new technologies, frequently via cross-sector cooperation agreements and projects. We also engage in an open and constructive dialogue with stakeholders such as political decision makers, the scientific community, and environmental organizations.