On our way to sustainability

LKAB aims to create prosperity by being one of the most innovative, resource-efficient and responsible mining and minerals companies in the world.

LKAB’s iron ore mines in northern Sweden are the world’s largest underground iron ore mines and are today some of the most productive and climate-efficient. But our ambitions are higher. We want to be an industrial leader to realise global goals. Below are some of our initiatives.

Sustainable Underground Mining (SUM)

The mine of the future is carbon-dioxide-free, digitalised and autonomous. To handle the technology shift and reduce climate impact, LKAB, ABB, Epiroc, Combitech and Volvo Group have joined forces intending to set a new world standard for sustainable mining at great depths in the Sustainable Underground Mining initiative.

Fossil-free steel

HYBRIT, a collaborative venture that includes LKAB, SSAB and Vattenfall, aims to replace coking coal, traditionally needed for ore-based steelmaking, with hydrogen. The result will be the world’s first fossil-free steelmaking technology, with virtually no carbon footprint.

And in ReeMAP we will create circular business models by recycling mine waste to critical raw materials.

Follow our journey to sustainability, here and at lkab.com

LKAB Train
Photo: Fredrik Alm