Outokumpu continues to lead in sustainability by becoming the first ferrochrome manufacturer in the industry to publish an environmental product declaration (EPD) for its ferrochrome production. An EPD is a standardized way of providing data about the environmental impacts of a product. Currently, Outokumpu’s ferrochrome has a significantly lower carbon footprint than the industry average. The EPD for ferrochrome will further support Outokumpu’s commitment to help its customers in reducing their climate emissions.
Outokumpu has unique access to an essential raw material in the production of stainless steel. Own ferrochrome production makes Outokumpu self-sufficient in the most important raw material of stainless steel. The Business Area Ferrochrome runs the chrome mine in Kemi and ferrochrome smelters in Tornio, Finland.
The (EPD) document for Outokumpu ferrochrome is available online in the international environmental product declarations library: S-P-09583 – Ferrochrome (environdec.com).