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:
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.
(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)
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:
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)
Please note, additional fees apply for steelmaking sites pursuing certification against the ResponsibleSteel International Standard.
There are three steps to become a ResponsibleSteel™ member:
If you have any questions, please get in touch.