In November 2019, the ResponsibleSteel Standard was launched, covering 12 Principles on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues associated with the steel sector. Over the last few months, we have received enquiries from stakeholders, asking us to interpret some of the criteria and requirements in the Standard. Interpretation might be necessary because a criterion or requirement can be read in different ways, or because a certain situation was not considered when drafting the Standard.
The ResponsibleSteel team has drafted interpretations that we are now publishing for stakeholder feedback. Because our interpretations will become binding for all steel companies and auditors applying our Standard, it is important that we agree with stakeholders on what our requirements mean.
The consultation is open until 02 October 2020 and you can find further information here.back to news