Why join?

ResponsibleSteel provides a forum for businesses and social and environmental organisations to work together, creating value that neither group can create on its own.

As a ResponsibleSteel member you will be at the heart of the ResponsibleSteel programme, ensuring that ResponsibleSteel standards, policies and tools create value for your organisation.

For businesses, ResponsibleSteel membership demonstrates to customers and stakeholders that you are actively addressing key sustainability issues in your supply chain and production processes.  For social and environmental organisations, membership is about achieving your mission.

ResponsibleSteel members can:

  • Participate in working groups developing ResponsibleSteel standards
  • Vote on the adoption of final ResponsibleSteel standards
  • Attend ResponsibleSteel membership meetings
  • Attend ResponsibleSteel forums and events
  • Vote on the ResponsibleSteel Constitution

Who can join?

ResponsibleSteel is a global, multi-stakeholder membership organisation. New members are welcome from anywhere in the world, including businesses from every part of the steel supply chain, civil society groups, associations, and other organisations with an interest in a sustainable steel industry. Organisations that are not eligible for full membership but wish to show their support and be kept informed as the programme develops are invited to join as Associates.



Membership categories

Business Organisations
(including steelmakers, raw material suppliers and downstream users)

Civil Society & Social/Environmental Organisations
(organisations with social or environmental missions and trade unions) 

(including governmental organisations, trade associations, standards bodies, conformity assessment bodies, and academic institutions)

Member commitments

The ResponsibleSteel mission is to be a driving force in the socially and environmentally responsible production of net-zero steel, globally.

ResponsibleSteel members commit to:
a. Support the ResponsibleSteel programme
b. Encourage and recognise the responsible sourcing and production of steel

Full details of commitments are available in the Membership Commitments by-law.


Members agree to:

Membership fees

For companies that are commercially active in the steel supply chain, annual fees are determined by yearly revenue.

Fees are waived for ResponsibleSteel Approved Certification Bodies, as they already pay an application fee as well as an annual fee to maintain their approved status.

For approved members joining throughout the year, there is a 50% fee reduction from July 1 to December 31 in the year of joining.

For not-for-profit organisations, membership is free of charge.


Business Organisations and For Profit Associate Members

Annual Revenue – Membership Fee (All Values in USD)

  • Over $20 billion – $60,000 (Steel producers, processors, and mining companies only)
  • $10 billion to $20 billion – $38,000
  • $5 billion to $10 billion – $35,000
  • $1 billion to $5 billion – $20,000
  • $100 million to $1 billion – $7,000
  • $1 million to $100 million – $1,200
  • Under $1 million – $150

Please note, additional fees apply for steelmaking sites pursuing certification against the ResponsibleSteel International Standard.

How to apply

There are three steps to become a ResponsibleSteel member:

  1. Complete and submit the application form
  2. The ResponsibleSteel Board will review your application
  3. Membership will be confirmed following Board approval

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

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