Taking into account its entire lifecyle, stainless steel has one of the lightest impacts on the earth of all known engineering materials.
Stainless steel is a champion of recycling. It is one of the key contributors stainless steel makes to sustainability.
Stainless Steel is a highly durable material used in many qualified applications. Like all materials, its production and use affect the environment in many different ways. Assessing the overall environmental impact of products requires an integrated approach that considers the product over its entire life cycle - Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).
Like any other major industry, the stainless steels industry endeavours to reduce its operational CO2 emissions on an ongoing basis. worldstainless has issued a report to clarify what emissions exist and where they originate from.