Why join?

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.

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

For businesses, ResponsibleSteel™ membership demonstrates to customers and stakeholders that you are actively addressing key sustainability issues in your supply chain and production processes.



ResponsibleSteel™ Members have the right to:

  • Participate in working groups developing ResponsibleSteelTM Standards
  • Vote on the adoption of final ResponsibleSteelTM Standards
  • Attend ResponsibleSteel Council Meetings
  • Attend the ResponsibleSteel Annual Assembly
  • Vote on the ResponsibleSteel™ Constitution


Who can join?

ResponsibleSteel™ is an international, 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)



Membership commitments

The mission of ResponsibleSteel™ is to maximise steel’s contribution to a sustainable society.

ResponsibleSteel™ members are committed to:

  • Support the ResponsibleSteel™ programme
  • Participate in the development of ResponsibleSteel™  standards
  • Encourage and recognise the responsible sourcing and production of steel






Members agree to:

• Comply with the Steel Stewardship Council Ltd (‘SSC’) Constitution
• Comply with the Antitrust Compliance Policy
• Follow the ResponsibleSteel™ Complaints Procedure
• Comply with the ResponsibleSteel™ Rules for Trademark Use
• Pay membership fees in a timely fashion

Membership fees

A range of membership fees are applicable depending on the type, size and/ or purpose of an organisation. Membership fees are set by the ResponsibleSteel™ Board and reviewed on an ongoing basis.

For organisations that are commercially active in the steel supply chain, annual membership fees are determined by annual turnover / revenue:

Business Organisations

  • Large                                                                                    US$30,000
    (US$5 billion+)
  • Medium                                                                                US$10,000
    (Between US$100 million and US$5 billion)                                             
  • Small                                                                                     US$1,000
    (Under US$100 million)                                                                                 

Civil Society & Social / Environmental Organisations         Free

Associates*                                                                                   Free

*No voting rights

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 confirmed following Board approval

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

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