Benefits of membership

Membership can significantly benefit those marketing steel to both business customers and consumers.

Independent research by ISEAL (the International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labelling Alliance) found that sustainability standards improve market access, profitability and production for certified businesses; enhancing reputation while reducing risk for manufacturers and retailers.

Independant research by ISEAL found that every business benefit relating to sales and marketing were mentioned by:


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ResponsibleSteel membership can also:

  1. Help organisations achieve social and environmental objectives through independent classification / accreditation, creating competitive and reputational advantage
  2. Create higher impact on environmental and social issues
  3. Encourage independent assurance of systems and performance
  4. Facilitate multi-stakeholder consensus on responsible performance and practice
  5. Share best practice and build effective global partnerships across the public, private and voluntary sectors
  6. Improve market access through a global forum for ongoing constructive dialogue
  7. Increase transparency and understanding to supply chains
  8. Reduce duplication of effort and costs through standardisation
  9. Improve business operations and securing operating licences by supporting compliance with relevant regulatory requirements
  10. Reward social and environmental achievement