Sustainable development

As Slovenia's leading steel manufacturing group, with a presence in more than 70 markets worldwide and a workforce of around 3,800 employees, we are conscious of our economic, environmental, and social responsibilities.

Our operating policies and goals have long been rooted in sustainability. We are committed to global and European climate goals and operate in line with circular economy principles. With our steel and steel products, we are the right partner for facilitating the green transition in Europe.

In 2022, we enshrined SIJ Group's concrete commitments in our 2030 sustainable development strategy, which aligns with our business strategy. Our commitments to sustainable operation and development have been further reinforced by our decarbonisation plan.


"We will reduce CO2 intensity by 51% to 2030."

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Read the SIJ Group's decarbonisation plan.

Green Future – Now.

Since 2007, when a new strategic and development-oriented owner arrived at the SIJ Group, we have invested more than EUR 800 million in new technologies, streamlining, improved working conditions and environmental protection. As a modern European recycling company producing steel using secondary raw materials and our own steel scrap, we are today regarded as a steel producer with specific CO2 emissions below the global average.


"With the closure of blast furnaces and the roll-out of recycling technology the SIJ Group achieved its CO₂ emissions targets more than three decades ago, and they are now considered the benchmark of the steel industry."


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In the Annual and Sustainability Report of the SIJ Group and SIJ d.d. , we are transparent when disclosing the economic, environmental and social aspects of our business, in accordance with the GRI standard.

The basis for the Sustainability Strategy and Decarbonisation Plan

SIJ Group is aware of the key role of sustainable development for the long-term stability of the business.

SIJ Group's sustainable development strategy and decarbonisation plan have been developed on the basis of broader societal agreements and the steel industry.

SIJ Group's sustainable development strategy and decarbonisation plan have also been developed on the basis of IEA report “Iron and Steel Technology Roadmap” (2020), which contains a long-term emissions reduction pathway for the steel industry as a whole.

We are pursuing the Paris Agreement climate goals. We will contribute to eight of the seventeen UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Alliances in the Steel Industry

We follow the guidelines for European steel producers (Green Deal on Steel) and the Sustainable Development Policy of the World Steel Association.

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We will contribute to the twelve principles of the organisation ResponsibleSteel, which will be confirmed with the award of their ResponsibleSteel certification.

Sustainable steel production underpins the SIJ Group's important decisions and actions. This ranges from the procurement of raw materials to the production and recycling of products, from staff training and ongoing professional development to occupational health and safety and inclusive relationships with all SIJ Group stakeholders.