BlueScope commits to ResponsibleSteel certification

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Speaking at ResponsibleSteel™ Forum II in Wollongong, Australia, BlueScope Managing Director and CEO, Mark Vassella, announced BlueScope’s commitment to certification of our largest global manufacturing site, the Port Kembla Steelworks, to the ResponsibleSteel Standard™ and Certification scheme. 

The ResponsibleSteel Standard, the world’s first international, multi-stakeholder standard for responsible production for steel making and processing sites, was officially launched at the forum. 

The steel industry faces challenges such as high greenhouse gas emissions, implementing sustainable mining practices, employee safety and labour rights. The ResponsibleSteel Standard helps the steel industry address these challenges by defining the fundamental elements, and levels of implementation, that characterise the responsible sourcing and production of steel. It supports ResponsibleSteel’s vision: to maximise steel’s contribution to a sustainable society. 

At ResponsibleSteel Forum II, representatives from across the global steel industry; upstream and downstream customers and suppliers, and civil society and commercial stakeholders gathered to discuss these and other challenges in moving the steel industry towards a more sustainable future.  

ResponsibleSteel™ is the only truly global multi stakeholder scheme focused on moving the steel industry worldwide towards a more sustainable future.