SSAB reinforces sustainability

Steel manufacturer, SSAB, has appointed Christina Båge-Friborg as Head of Sustainability and a member of the company's Group Executive Committee.

According to SSAB, Båge-Friborg has previously held a number of leading positions in the sustainability field and was most recently responsible for Sustainable Business at engineering company, Sandvik.

“Sustainability is an important part of SSAB's business model, in which we work to make a difference both for our customers and in our own activities,” said SSAB President and CEO, Martin Lindqvist.

“Christina Båge-Friborg’s background will enable her to make a valuable contribution to SSAB's continued development,” he said.

Båge-Friborg graduated with a degree in law from Uppsala University. She will take up her position as Head of Sustainability at SSAB by 1 October. SSAB Executive Vice President and Head of People, Culture and Communication and Acting Head of Sustainability, Maria Långberg will be responsible for sustainability issues in the meantime.

In other news, Sweden-based joint venture project, Hybrit, will be conducting tests on a pilot scale to produce steel using hydrogen instead of coal and coke.

(Image: newly-appointed SSAB Head of Sustainability, Christina Båge-Friborg.)

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