Sustainability

Steel is the only material with a truly closed recycling loop. Steel is not consumed. It is used again and again without any loss of quality or strength.

Sustainability is at the very heart of what we do. As one of the world’s leading steel producers, we are dedicated to both managing our operations responsibly and to continuous improvement.

We are proud to be a member of ULCOS (Ultra-Low CO2 Steelmaking), a pioneering partnership of 48 European organisations committed to reducing the CO2 emissions of steel production by 50% by 2050.

We are committed to the design of more sustainable products that contribute to solutions, which are lighter, last longer and use fewer resources to produce. Our steel goes into the world’s most sustainable buildings and transport infrastructure, and supports the performance of the most efficient vehicle on the market.

Above all we operate in a way that is safe for our people and respectful to the environment. We behave responsibly and with care towards the communities surrounding and impacted by our operations.

Steel for a sustainable future

Steel is an essential material, intrinsic to our way of life and to the products society will demand in a sustainable future. Steel is a uniquely sustainable material because once made, it can be used, as steel, for ever.

Steel is at the heart of modern society and so just by making steel, we play an essential role in society. Steel helps to transform communities by enabling infrastructure, such as bridges, buildings, railways and energy generation. Moreover steel touches our everyday lives around the world, through a myriad of consumer goods. It is true to say that if it is not made from steel, it is made using steel.

Apart from being an essential material, steel can claim to be a sustainable material because of the unique ability to be truly recycled. While all products and materials claim to be recyclable, only steel is truly recycled through an efficient closed-loop system. Steel made today will be used, as steel, for generations to come. Making steel today is an investment which will be paid off many times over and will avoid the need for future generations to use up precious resources.