worldstainless and Sustainability

The world stainless association and its members are committed to a sustainable world.

Sustainable Stainless Charter of the world stainless steel industry

The members of the world stainless association adhere to the following principles on sustainability:

  • We operate our business efficiently and in a financially sustainable way, to supply stainless steel products and solutions that satisfy customer’s needs and provide value to stakeholders
  • We strive to optimise the eco-efficiency of products throughout their life cycle. We promote the recovery, reuse and recycling of stainless steel.
  • We foster the well-being of employees and provide a safe and healthy working environment
  • We promote values and initiatives that show respect for the people and communities associated with our business
  • We conduct our business with high ethical standards in our dealings with employees, customers, suppliers and the community.
  • We engage our stakeholders and independent third parties in constructive dialogue to help fulfil our sustainable development commitments.
  • We build and share our knowledge of sustainability through open and active communications. We help others in the supply chain to implement sustainable practices.
Safety and Sustainability Awards

Every year the association awards members for good practices and novel ideas in the areas of safety and sustainability.

Safety Award 2022

For awarding companies in the safety section, the jury looked for practical innovations that reduce the number of safety incidents in the workplace and/or develop transferrable countermeasures to avoid specific injury types and develop both controls and workers skills / cultural mindsets to directly reduce the number of safety incidents.

Gold Award

Aperam for the ‘JUST CULTURE’ concept. Click here.

Silver Award

Taiyuan Iron & Steel for the Improvement of intrinsic safety level and management standard in coal gas area

Bronze Award

Taiyuan Iron & Steel for the Improvement of personnel behaviour standardization by quaternity


Acerinox for the Implementation of an automatic extraction system of lubrication grease from the damping system of the AOD converter movements


Sustainability Award 2021

In this category, the jury was looking for new developments that delivered one or more of the following improvements: a clear reduction in operational emissions (GHGs), a clear reduction in production energy intensity, an improvement in material application efficiency, an investment in new processes and/or products that have a positive environmental impact and the development or enhancement of the company environmental management system.

Gold Award

Taiyuan Iron & Steel for the Ecological dual circulation management of TISCO water system. Click here.

Silver Award

Acerinox for Global strategy of the Campo de Gibraltar factory to reduce energy consumption in non-productive periods

Bronze Award

NIPPON STEEL Stainless Steel Corporation for the Rehabilitation of hydroelectric power plant (Makinokuchi Power Plant of Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc.)

For all entries, please click here.

For the entries of previous years, please click on the year: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

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