Certification resources

Here, you can find all the ResponsibleSteel documents that are needed by sites wishing to become certified and by certification bodies and auditors that want to engage with the ResponsibleSteel programme.

For sites, certification bodies and their auditors:

For certification bodies and their auditors:

For sites:

Guidance for sites, certification bodies and auditors will be developed as needed and will be published on this page.

Upcoming ResponsibleSteel online auditor trainings:

17 to 20 January 2022, 13:00 to 17:00 CET each day and
28 to 31 March 2022, 09:00 to 13:00 CET each day

Interested auditors must:

  • Submit the completed auditor application form (see above) toassurance@responsiblesteel.org with all required documentation to us by 10 January 2022 for the January training, by21 March 2022 for the March training
  • Submit the following details for the training invoice: name of company (or individual), postal address, name of invoice recipient. Note that the costs for training participation is USD 300 per auditor

Participation in a training is one of the prerequisites for becoming a ResponsibleSteel-approved auditor. Only auditors that are affiliated with a certification body who is an Associate Member of ResponsibleSteel and has been approved by ResponsibleSteel may carry out audits against the ResponsibleSteel Standard.

Annual Site Certification Fee:

Note that this fee will be charged directly to the sites by ResponsibleSteel.

  • 1,000 USD: Upstream sites, i.e. those engaged in raw materials beneficiation such as pelletisation, coking and sintering
  • 5,000 USD: Iron and steelmaking sites, i.e. those engaged primarily in iron and/or steel making, from either primary or secondary sources

The site certification fee will be waived for the first year of certification, meaning fees will only be charged after one year of certification.