Arvedi Acciai Speciali Terni earns first ResponsibleSteel certification in Italy

Arvedi Acciai Speciali Terni (AST) is the latest to obtain core site certification against the ResponsibleSteel International Production Standard. The site in Terni is Italy's first site to become certified.

The Terni site, and its Service Center and Forging Division, were successfully certified following an independent audit by DNV. AST's certification is another step on the journey toward responsible steel production. The site aims to integrate sustainable practices into all business processes to ensure long-term value for stakeholders and the surrounding environment.

Annie Heaton, ResponsibleSteel's CEO, stated, “This first ResponsibleSteel site certification in Italy and for the Arvedi Group is another milestone for the steel industry. Acciai Speciali Terni, an EAF stainless steelmaker, has a strong focus on circularity, aiming to reduce waste as far as possible by increasing the use of recycled scrap, reusing refractories, and launching a project for recovering slag. The site has also set an ambitious interim target of reducing scope 1 and 2 emissions by 60% by 2028 on the road to net zero by 2050. Just as importantly, the site demonstrated a clear commitment to the wellbeing of its workers as evidenced by the site’s strong governance procedures and Health and Safety policies.”

The Terni site has been at the heart of the Italian steel industry since the location was chosen in 1884. AST is one of the leading stainless steel flat producers in Europe. The site also produces some of the largest forgings in special steels in the world through its Forgings Division. AST employs over 3000 workers and contractors and plays an important role in the surrounding community.

“By achieving Responsible Steel core site certification,” says Gianluca Gigli, Chief Technical Officer and Acciai Speciali Terni S.p.A. Board Member, “the company reinforces its way to responsible steel production, integrating sustainability into all business processes, in full compliance with ESG criteria. An achievement to be proud of, that will support the company towards environmental, economic and social transition with the aim to ensure long-term value for the benefit of all stakeholders and the local community. The certification process involved many of Acciai Speciali Terni’s departments and I would like to congratulate them for the result obtained.”

View the certificate and read the public audit summary here.

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