BlueScope environment award 2015

The inaugural BlueScope Environment Award was won by the Port Kembla Steelworks’ Slabmaking – Basic Oxygen Steelmaking (BOS) team.

The large-scale ‘Waste Recovery and Minimisation of BOS Filter Cake’ project was recognised for significant cost and environment savings achieved through efficient use of resources. Implementing the project has eliminated using approximately 62,564 tonnes of iron ore, resulting in $7.6 million in cost savings and reduced overall waste that might otherwise represent a disposal liability.

The winning project was selected from 19 entries. In line with the FY2015 Corporate Environment Strategic Plan, each business unit was encouraged to submit an environmental engagement or improvement activity which demonstrates commitment to Our Bond and BlueScope’s HSEC Policy: “We care for our environment through the efficient use of resources; pollution prevention strategies and mitigation of process disturbances; reducing the environmental impact of our operations and products; and community engagement and consultation.”

The award was announced on 5 June, recognised as World Environment Day across the globe and in many BlueScope businesses, and will be formally presented to the BOS team by Daniel Grollo, Chair of BlueScope's Health, Safety & Environment Committee.