worldsteel member companies who are leading the way to create a truly sustainable steel industry and society and who clearly demonstrate their commitment to sustainable development and the circular economy are recognised as Steel Sustainability Champions for one year.
The nine steel-producing companies recognised as the 2020 Steel Sustainability Champions are:
Sustainability is a core business requirement, vital to a company’s continuing license to operate. An ethically and socially responsible approach can act as a competitive advantage for forward-thinking steel companies.
worldsteel has therefore launched an industry-wide sustainability recognition programme to encourage steel companies to increase their efforts, set higher standards and make further progress.
The programme is an effective vehicle to demonstrate stronger commitment and proactive engagement of the industry to sustainable development.
Companies must sign the worldsteel Sustainability Charter and become Charter Member.
For steel companies to be eligible to sign the Charter, companies must provide evidence relating to all the 20 criteria
Companies must provide data on Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data to worldsteel’s data collection programme.
The data for LCI should cover more than 60% of the company’s crude steel production and should be less than 5 years old.
Companies must be shortlisted in one of the 5 categories of the worldsteel Steelie Awards or must be recognised in the Safety and Health Recognition Programme.
The Steelie Awards categories are: Innovation of the year, Excellence in sustainability, Excellence in Life Cycle Assessment, Excellence in education and training, and Excellence in communications programmes. More details on the Safety and Health Recognition Programme can be found here.
More details on this programme are available on the worldsteel extranet (members only).
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