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January 2017 - Responsiblesteel Stakeholder Webinar

Thank you to those of you who joined us for the Responsiblesteel webinar. I hope you found it useful and informative.  To reiterate next steps, in the coming weeks we will be setting up the Responsible Working Group (RWG).  The RWG will be an informal opportunity for you to get more involved, allowing you to influence and input into the development of Responsiblesteel. Conducting the first RWG teleconference is still to be confirmed, but I hope to get started in February.   For those of you who were unable to join the webinar, here is a recap of what we discussed: 

  • Overview of Responsiblesteel and its journey to date
  • Summary of third party, multi-stakeholder standards and certification in other sectors
  • Business case and market signals for adopting standards and certification in steel and mining
  • Introduction to the ‘straw man’ Responsiblesteel programme and standard
  • Introduction and overview of the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance
  • Responsiblesteel’s plans for 2017 and suggested next steps
  • Q&A covering a variety of topics, including scrap recycling, downstream support, common standards for metals, and much more.

You can download a copy of the webinar slides and also an overview leaflet of Responsiblesteel.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us or others helping project manage Responsiblesteel’s global expansion. We welcome your thoughts and feedback.  Contact details

I hope that with your help 2017 will be an exciting and successful year for Responsiblesteel.

Alan Knight 
Vice Chair

January 2017 - Responsiblesteel® Stakeholder Webinar

This webinar is an opportunity to hear about the latest developments at Responsiblesteel® and our plans for 2017 and beyond. We will also be discussing our membership proposition, and explain how interested organisations can get involved.  Regster for the Online Event Now.

Webinar Agenda


Estimated time

Introductions & general overview

5 minutes

Responsiblesteel concept – draft framework

10 minutes

Value proposition & membership commitments

20 minutes

Proposed plans for 2017 and how to get involved

15 minutes


10 minutes

November 2016 - Council Meeting and eNewsletter published to 300+ industry contacts with keys dates for 2017

October 2016 - 2nd Global Development Team Workshop conducted over 2 days in Sydney. Reviewed; Governance structures, Draft Standards, Strategic plan and event in London, UK.

August 2016 - Council Meeting to determine official launch dates and location for Responsiblesteel. London, UK chosen as venue.

July 2016 - Overview and Membership Brochures under development.

June 2016 - Council circulates eNewsletter to 200+ industry contacts.

May 2016 - Series of project commenced to raise awareness of Responsiblesteel development.

March 2016 - Conducted inaugural Global Development Team Workshop to review and adapt the Responsiblesteel standards developed within Australia.

February 2016 - Inaugural Board & Council meeting held in Sydney to formalise incorporation an elect an interim Board. "Five years in the making".