Sustainability

Making a difference with metal powders

Höganäs at a glance

7.1 %

energy reduction since 2010

25,400

tonnes CO2 emissions saved by using electricity from renewable sources

16 %

of our co-workers are women

80 %

of all process-related residual materials were reused or repurposed

Sustainable development is the only option

Our prosperity – and that of our customers – depends on society and natural environment being healthy. However, there are challenges, such as population growth, resource scarcity, climate change and social inequality, which threaten this health. That’s why we have made a deep commitment to sustainability and aim to become the sustainability benchmark within the steel industry.

Financial strength and success are unattainable if we disregard the environment and world around us. And vice versa, the dependency is mutual. For Höganäs this is the core of sustainable development.

As a company, Höganäs makes a difference through our metal powder solutions and know-how. We believe that metal powders can and should be used in industry to a much larger extend than today and that they can contribute to sustainable growth. That is why our vision is “Inspire industry to make more with less”.

Höganäs participates in the UN Global Compact (UNGC)Höganäs participates in the UN Global Compact (UNGC). This voluntary corporate citizenship initiative was launched in 2000 to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt and implement sustainable and socially responsible policies. We have committed to uphold the UNGC’s Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption and make continuous efforts to achieve sustainable development.

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Our work to replace fossil coal and fossil fuels with renewable alternatives

What we do

Sustainability strategy

Höganäs' sustainability strategy has a strong focus on specific areas where we will take large steps in the coming years.

Focus areas

Workplace Workplace is about people, good working conditions, zero accidents and healthy workplaces.

Society Society refers to how we act responsibly as member of society, upholding our ethical standards in everything we do.

Climate Climate is about climate impact and greenhouse gas emissions from our own processes, transition to renewables, energy efficiency and choices we make concerning upstream materials that have climate impact.

Environment Environment addresses the environmental impact from our activities and from the materials and chemicals that we use.

Products Products focuses on our product portfolio and how to best solve our customers’ challenges – a portfolio that is circular, resource and energy efficient as well as adapted to a low carbon society.

Höganäs sustainability strategy