Industeel Achieves ResponsibleSteel Certification

Industeel Achieves ResponsibleSteel Certification

Following a 12-month audit process conducted by AFNOR, Industeel has achieved certification against the ResponsibleSteel International Standard. Part of ArcelorMittal, the cluster of sites manufactures stainless, carbon and low alloy specialty steel heavy plates.

Industeel operates three EAFs with production capacity spread across Industeel Belgium, Industeel Creusot and Industeel Loire. The sites, all three covered by ResponsibleSteel certification, employ over 2000 workers and over 500 contractors and supply customers in over 40 countries.

Commenting on the certification, Alex Nick, CEO of Industeel, said: “ResponsibleSteel is critical to our goal of striving for leadership in environmental excellence. We have one of the smallest carbon footprints in the industry and strive to adopt best practices in terms of ethics, governance, community engagement and corporate citizenship. This certification reinforces our commitment to sustainability since it is part of our mission to offer the market steel solutions produced in a responsible manner.”

Following several technical visits and extensive discussions with external stakeholders including officials, neighbours, associations, subcontractors, employees and unions, the cluster of sites implemented the necessary adjustments before earning certification. Industeel has committed to reducing CO2 emissions by 35% by 2030 against a 2018 baseline.

Annie Heaton, CEO of ResponsibleSteel, commented, “We’re delighted that ArcelorMittal’s Industeel business division, comprising Industeel Belgium, Industeel Creusot and Industeel Loire, has achieved site certification against the ResponsibleSteel International Standard. This achievement underlines ArcelorMittal’s continued dedication to show leadership in sustainable steel production in every region in which they operate. The certification of these sites fills another gap in the value chain, paving the way for a responsible supply chain from the furnace to the end customer.”

Read the public audit summary here

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