Resource Efficiency

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Large amounts of energy and raw materials are used in steel production, resulting in residual energy and residual products.

Much has been done in recent years to reduce the impact of the steel industry on the environment. Viewed throughout the lifecycle, regardless of the impression in manufacturing, steel is often a significantly better environmental choice than competing construction materials.

However, there is a great potential to further reduce resource utilisation in all production and business. This creates business opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses, which through new innovations and business models can utilise what the steelworks cannot reuse.

The steel industry’s vision was adopted in 2013 and extends to 2050. It reads: “We lead technology development: Our research and innovation revolutionise technology in the future’s societies. Our steel is constantly challenging the technology limits.