Stainless steel producer Outokumpu has introduced its newest product, emission-minimized stainless steel called Circle Green, which initially will be used in Fiskars Group’s branded cookware products made in Finland.
“We at Outokumpu have a long history with Fiskars Group, and it is only natural that we will share this remarkable moment together: we are now introducing the Outokumpu Circle Green, an emission-minimized stainless steel with 92% lower carbon footprint than the industry average. It is truly a pleasure that Fiskars Group will be the first company to make use of it,” said Heikki Malinen, president and CEO of Outokumpu.
A global producer of stainless steel, Outokumpu has a stainless steel manufacturing facility in Calvert, in Washington County.
The company has a goal of reducing CO2 emissions at its facilities and in its supply chain by 2030 and to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.
The Circle Green production involves reducing an entire facility’s carbon emissions, so that the product has very low emission levels when all inputs are taken into account. To achieve this reduction, Outokumpu reviewed and optimized the emissions from each production step from the stainless steel melt process and energy production to transport and raw material production. The result was the emission-minimized Circle Green stainless steel that has the same high performance of Outokumpu’s regular stainless steel.