Economical sustainability

The industries producing the material show long-term sustainability and growth, provide excellent reliability and quality for their customers, and ensure a solid and reliable supplychain to the end consumer.

The members of ISSF commit to operate their businesses in a financially responsible way to ensure the long-term viability of the industry, jobs and communities. Stainless steel has been adding value to the communities in which it operates since the production process was first industrialised.

  • 300,000 people directly or indirectly employed in the stainless steel industry worldwide
  • 6% average increase in production each year since 1970
  • 30 million tonnes stainless steel fabricated in 2010
  • 100% recyclable forever
  • US$130 billion turnover of the global stainless industry, 2010


For more detailed information, the following documents or pages can be consulted:

International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF)
Avenue de Tervueren 270
1150 Brussels, Belgium
T: +32 2 702 89 00
Follow us on:
Designed by