Outokumpu Circle Green

Emission-minimized stainless steel

The new standard for sustainable stainless steel is now set. We are introducing the Outokumpu Circle Green – stainless steel with 92% lower carbon footprint compared to the industry average.

Outokumpu and Fiskars Group join forces with emission-minimized stainless steel

Outokumpu is shaping the stainless steel market with its new emission-minimized product line, Circle Green. Fiskars Group will be the first company to use the product in selected Fiskars branded cookware products.

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Setting the new standard for sustainable stainless steel

Towards cookware that lasts generations

Fiskars Group is the global home for design-driven brands, specializing in long lasting and timeless products for indoor and outdoor living. The use of emission-minimized stainless steel supports the company’s transformation into a carbon neutral business.

Circle Green logoOutokumpu Circle Green – setting a new standard with 92% lower carbon footprint than the industry average

Outokumpu is shaping the stainless steel market with its new emission-minimized product line, Circle Green. It has the smallest emission intensity in the world, with a 92% lower carbon footprint than the global average and 64% lower than Outokumpu’s regular production – which is already the current sustainability leader in the industry. The new standard for sustainable stainless steel is now set.

Outokumpu Circle Green, the emission-minimized stainless steel, answers the global need for more sustainable and long-lasting products that help to build a more sustainable future.

A global first with emission-minimized stainless steel production

The production of the new Outokumpu Circle Green is the first of its kind, as no other stainless steel manufacturer has been able to produce stainless steel with such low emission levels.

The unprecedented emission reduction was achieved with improvements throughout the whole stainless steel production chain. Reductions in upstream raw material emissions were key to this success as they contribute the majority of stainless steel’s total carbon footprint. Meticulous production and quality optimization led to higher energy efficiency. Biogas, biodiesel, bio coke, and low-carbon electricity have been used in production to eliminate 95% of all scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions. While these bio-based materials have all been tested previously in production, they were used together for the first time ever to produce Outokumpu Circle Green.

The first batch was produced in Tornio, Finland, and was delivered to one of our strategic customers, Fiskars Group, to use for cookware. In this first phase, we will concentrate our efforts to serve a few strategic customers, but we are already looking at ways to scale up the production.

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Circle Green media kit
Sustainability at Outokumpu

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