Sustainable Steel

Sustainability at BlueScope

Steel is an essential material for modern society and a critical enabler of sustainable development. Strong, durable and total recyclable, steel is a material of choice for buildings, infrastructure, light weight transport, clean energy production and transmission, and many other uses.

As one of the largest global producers of metal coated and painted steel building products, sustainability is key to what BlueScope makes and how we operate. Our commitment to sustainability is a fundamental theme in Our Purpose, and central to Our Bond and Our Strategy:

Steel is a critical enabler of the achievement of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a call for global action that aligns with our efforts to drive sustainable business outcomes. Read more on how we identify our material sustainability topics, and how they align to the relevant SDGs.

Integrating sustainable practices throughout our entire value chain defines the way BlueScope develops, manufactures and sells steel products and solutions, while building our own resilience and capacity to drive a sustainable future. To learn more about how we enable and govern sustainability see Our Approach.

Our five sustainability outcomes reflect the sustainability challenges and opportunities that matter most to our stakeholders and our success.  Read more in the sections below.

You can also refer to our latest Sustainability Report.

Sustainable and enduring business

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Operate and transform our business for long-term success with good governance, capital discipline, customer focus and innovation

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Safe and inclusive workplaces

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Create safe, healthy, and inclusive workplaces that value diversity, inspire creativity, support capability and reflect the communities where we operate

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Climate change action

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Collaborate and act to reduce our impact on shared resources, mitigate climate risks and leverage opportunities

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Responsible products and supply chains

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Foster responsibility and collaboration in our operations and supply chains to provide smarter steel solutions and support a circular steel economy

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Strong communities

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A responsible community employer and partner, respecting local values and sharing success.

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Our FY2020 BlueScope Sustainability Report communicates our progress to create a strong, sustainable future for steel, our Company and stakeholder communities. To see previous years go to our sustainability report archive.