Alleima Takes a Major Step Forward in Sustainability

In an era where sustainability is paramount, Alleima, a stainless steel and special alloys, is taking a major step forward. They are now presenting carbon emissions data for their solid bar products, used across various industries including Industrial, Oil and Gas, Chemical and Petrochemical, and Transportation. This move highlights Alleima’s dedication to reducing carbon footprints and promoting transparency.

Alleima has implemented Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to assess the environmental impact of their products comprehensively. The LCA calculations have been independently reviewed by the IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, ensuring data accuracy and reliability. This empowers customers to understand and manage their own carbon emissions effectively.

Alleima aims to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, with a goal to reduce scope 1 and scope 2 CO2 emissions by more than 50% by 2030, compared to 2019 levels. This ambitious target underscores their proactive approach to environmental stewardship.

A significant factor in Alleima’s low carbon emissions is their use of 100% fossil-free electricity, thanks to their location in Scandinavia, where nearly all electricity is renewable. For instance, Sweden’s electricity is nearly 100% fossil-free, in stark contrast to countries like Germany and China.

Additionally, Alleima’s production processes emphasize using recycled materials, with an average of 95.6% recycled content in their solid bar products. This drastically reduces the need for carbon-intensive virgin alloys. An excellent example is Sanmac® 316L, which has an 81% lower carbon footprint compared to the global average.

Alleima’s transparency in sharing product-specific carbon footprint data builds trust among customers and stakeholders. Håkan Sundström, Head of Governance and Sustainability at Alleima, states, “We want our products and processes to be more efficient, more profitable, and more sustainable. By being transparent, we strengthen our trust among our customers and stakeholders, contributing to a greener future for the industry.”

Alleima’s approach sets a benchmark for sustainability in manufacturing. Their use of fossil-free electricity and recycled materials not only reduces their environmental impact but also positions them as a leader in sustainable practices. As the demand for lower carbon emissions grows, Alleima’s initiatives provide a robust model for other companies. By leading in sustainability, Alleima is ensuring a greener future for the industry and beyond.

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