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 2023

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.

The winner of the Gold Award in this section was Bahru Stainless for the ‘Smart Safety Zone’. With this project the worker safety was increased through use of Smart Sensor Barriers which are effective in reducing accidents and injuries by early detection and reaction to human presence and movements. Discover the project here.

The Silver Safety Award was won by Aperam, for the ‘Safety, Respect, Equality and Well-Being at Work!’ project (click here) and the implementation of ‘Ergonomic Assists for Heavy Lifting’, North American Stainless received the Bronze Award (click here).

Sustainability Award 2023

The Gold Award was won by Acerinox Europa, for their ‘Waste Water Re-use Project’ which helped to combat the devastating effects of drought situations. Acerinox Europa has made a significant effort to search for ways to become better water stewards and reduce their water footprint. With this project their water consumption has been initially reduced by a significant 400m³ per week. The jury applauded these good results and hopes this can be expanded to other sites worldwide. Discover this project here.

For Sustainability, the Silver Award was given to TISCO (Baowu Group) for their ‘Energy Utilization of CO2 in Converter Smelting’ (click here) and the Bronze Award was won by the ‘Annealing Furnace Revamping for Gas Saving’ project from Bahru Stainless (click here).

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, 2022

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