2022-03-23 News

The Höganäs sustainability report for 2021 is now available

Sustainability is a top priority for Höganäs, and our annual sustainability report highlights the actions we are taking, the progress we are making towards our ambitious goals, and the improvements that we can make in the years to come.

Höganäs sustainability report 2021, Laufenburg plant

In 2021, Höganäs made significant progress in its sustainability ambitions even if it was both a challenging and a successful year for Höganäs. The COVID-19 pandemic continued to impact everyone and Höganäs priority has been to ensure the health and safety of our employees, and to keep our facilities operational while maintaining customer deliveries with high quality and precision. Due to the efforts and dedication of everyone in our organisation, we also achieved one of our best years ever in terms of business performance.

During the year, the Höganäs sustainability agenda focused especially on the climate transition, and the Climate Roadmap to reach net-zero emissions, have been detailed.

“We have identified 170 different emission reduction actions that is mitigating almost 90 percent of our direct and indirect emissions by 2040,” says Catharina Nordeman, Group Sustainability Director. “In 2022 we will create an action plan for upstream value chain emissions and look further into opportunities to accelerate our transition.”

The report features everything from governance and strategy to Höganäs environmental impact and show the actions taken to improve in every area.


Key figures from 2021

  • 57% of electricity used was from fossil free or partly fossil free sources
  • 48% of the raw materials used were secondary materials, including both pre- and post-consumer scrap
  • 75% of Höganäs’ process residuals were reused, and we are optimistic about achieving our target of 95% by 2026
  • Delivery of 66,000 (60,000) MWh in the form of surplus heat to district heating and municipal treatment plants in the Swedish cities of Höganäs and Halmstad, which avoided an equivalent of 13,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions compared with natural gas combustion
  • The LTI frequency per million hours worked has decreased to 5.0 compared to 9.7 in 2017 thanks to various activities and measures to increase safety awareness in recent years

See full report


Emma Lefdal
VP Corporate Communications