Vesuvius has identified the practices within its operations that can directly or indirectly contribute to the United Nations Sustaibalility Goals (SDGs). We will focus our efforts on the following six SDGs where we believe we can make the most meaningful contribution.
Supporting our customers to become more sustainable
Sustainability has always been at the heart of Vesuvius’ business. Our technology helps our customers improve their processes and their environmental footprint since the Group began. Advancements in material science pioneered by Vesuvius, have helped to ensure that the amount of refractory material required to cast one tonne of steel has reduced by 80% in the past 60 years.
Customers rely on the quality and integrity of our products to safely control the flow of molten metal in their facilities. Not only do they rely on the structural integrity of our products to protect their employees, but they also rely on our products and solutions to improve their operational efficiency.
The reliability and performance of our products are therefore critical to our customers, as they directly contribute to the safety of their employees on the shop floor, the quality of the products they manufacture, the efficiency of their processes (in terms of overall equipment effectiveness, labour productivity, and metal yield), and their environmental impact (reducing energy consumption, CO2 emissions and refractory material waste).
How does Vesuvius contribute?
We offer energy-efficient solutions in our portfolio of products and services and support the deployment of energy-efficient and sustainable solutions engineered by our technology departments. Vesuvius solutions facilitate environmental benefits by:
Enabling lighter, thinner and stronger components, leading to lighter vehicles and less energy consumption
Improving customer processes through the supply of innovative consumables to reduce energy intensity and the CO2e intensity ratio
Reducing customers’ refractory usage per tonne of steel produced through higher-quality, longer service-life products
Increasing the level of sound castings produced per tonne of metal melted through improved mould design and the application of molten metal filtration and feeding systems