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:
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.
(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 mission of ResponsibleSteel™ is to maximise steel’s contribution to a sustainable society.
ResponsibleSteel™ members are committed to:
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
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:
Civil Society & Social / Environmental Organisations Free
*No voting rights