TRUECORE® steel is manufactured at a ResponsibleSteel™ certified siteDecember 18th, 2023
TRUECORE® steel is manufactured at BlueScope’s Port Kembla Steelworks in NSW and Western Port in VIC, which are both certified to ResponsibleSteel™ Standard Version 1.1. ResponsibleSteel™ is the steel industry’s first global multi-stakeholder standard and certification initiative.
The ResponsibleSteel™ Standard comprises 13 Guiding Principles including:
- Corporate leadership
- Social, Environmental and Governance Management Systems
- Responsible Sourcing
- Decommissioning and closure
- Occupational health and safety
- Labour rights
- Human rights
- Stakeholder engagement and communication
- Local communities
- Climate change and greenhouse gas emissions
- Noise, emissions, effluent and waste
- Water stewardship
“ResponsibleSteel™ certification provides our customers with the confidence that BlueScope’s Port Kembla Steelworks and Western Port works meet the highest ESG performance standards. Certification reinforces our longstanding commitment to sustainability and will continue to support our purpose of strengthening our communities,” said Philippa Stone, BlueScope Steel’s Sustainability Manager.
ResponsibleSteel™ aims to provide specifiers and building practitioners with confidence that when you specify or use steel sourced from a ResponsibleSteel™ certified site, you are ensuring the steel was produced at a steelmaking facility that has demonstrated responsible sourcing and production practices.
ResponsibleSteel™ members include the Green Building Council of Australia, the Infrastructure Sustainability Council and the Australian Supply Chain Sustainability School.
“At the Green Building Council of Australia, we have adopted ResponsibleSteel™ as one of the ways we evaluate materials within our Green Star tool. BlueScope’s leadership in the development of the ResponsibleSteel™ Standard and certification of the Port Kembla Steelworks illustrates their commitment to responsible choices for manufacturing and performance improvement,” said Davina Rooney, CEO, Green Building Council of Australia.