Future proof business
Use of materials
An initiative is ongoing to replace fossil process coal with renewable alternatives.
Metals can be recycled innumerous times, and approximately 50 percent of our raw materials base consists of secondary, or recycled materials. Our largest material type by weight is iron-based scrap, which amounted to more than 350,000 purchased tonnes in 2018. Iron based scrap together with other secondary materials represented 29 percent of total purchased materials. Secondary materials include both pre- and post-consumer scrap.
The packaging material amounted to 2,340 tonnes, of which 7 percent was renewable material.
|Raw materials, tonnes||2018||2017|
|Secondary materials, metal scrap||360,850||360,260|
|Ferrous and ferroalloys||248,470||215,510|
|Graphites, coke and anthracites||57,650||55,530|
|Slagforming agents and minerals||36,210||32,480|
|Non Ferrous metals||12,600||13,690|
|Packaging materials, tonnes||2018|
|Cardboard & Paper||170|
|Metal & Fiber||220|
|How efficiently we use materials is key to our profitability. Read more about our resource efficiency here.|