Environmental stewardship in action
Stainless steel has many properties vital to modern lifestyle, medicine, industry and infrastructure. It contains recycled raw materials, is itself recyclable, and its supreme durability is a key attribute.
Environmental responsibility is core to our commercial innovations and our production processes. We work hard to ensure our house is in order, to comply with regulations and to meet the expectations of stakeholders. Our environmental management is well developed and we strive to include environmental risk in other programmes.
We like to think big and wide: we have changed our Brazilian fuel supply to include eucalyptus-based charcoal; electric arc furnaces in Europe provide production and resource efficiencies; we invest in cleaner technology. But also we are clear that performance improvements come from our colleagues' sheer hard work, collaborative continuous improvement initiatives, and stakeholder engagement.
We are recognised for the legacy of resource efficiency initiatives over recent decades.
Environmental technology is found across the Aperam group, from the alternative charcoal fuel in Brazil to the new waste water treatment plant in France.
The environment features highly in continuous improvement work, community projects, research and development, and the group's Health and Safety Day.