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 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:
A range of membership fees are applicable depending on the type, size and/ or purpose of an organisation.
For organisations that are commercially active in the steel supply chain, annual membership fees are determined by annual turnover / revenue. All figures are based on US dollars.
Business Organisations and For Profit Associate Members*
Annual Revenue – Membership Fee
Not-for-profit organisations – Free
*Fees waived for RS Approved Certification Bodies, as they already pay an application fee as well as an annual fee to maintain their approved status.