Responsible Steel Initiative is global non-profit organisation, which develops Responsible Steel standards for sustainable and well-managed steel industry.
This standard results in a certification for best practices in responsible sourcing and production of steel. The standard focusses on steel producers, steelmaking sites and raw materials sourcing.
Responsible Steel Standard Principles
Standard consists of twelve principles for the responsible sourcing and production of steel
Occupational Health and Safety
ResponsibleSteel certified sites protect the health and safety of workers.
ResponsibleSteel certified sites respect the rights of workers and support worker well-being.
ResponsibleSteel certified sites respect human rights wherever they operate, irrespective of their size or structure.
Social, Environmental and Governance Management Systems
ResponsibleSteel certified sites have an effective management system in place to achieve the social, environmental and governance objectives to which they are committed.
Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The corporate owners of ResponsibleSteel certified sites are committed to the global goals of the Paris Agreement, and both certified sites and their corporate owners are taking the actions needed to demonstrate this commitment.
Noise, Emissions, Effluents and Waste
ResponsibleSteel certified sites prevent and reduce emissions and effluents that have adverse effects on communities or the environment, manage waste according to the waste management hierarchy and take account of the full life cycle impacts of waste management options.
Stakeholder Engagement and Communication
ResponsibleSteel certified sites engage effectively with stakeholders, report openly on issues of importance to stakeholders, and remediate adverse impacts they have caused or contributed to.
ResponsibleSteel certified sites respect the rights and interests of local communities, avoid and minimise adverse impact and support community well-being.
Decommissioning and Closure
ResponsibleSteel certified sites minimise the adverse social, economic and environmental impacts of full or partial site decommissioning and closure.
ResponsibleSteel certified sites demonstrate good water stewardship.
ResponsibleSteel certified sites are led responsibly.
ResponsibleSteel certified sites protect and conserve biodiversity.
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How to achieve the status of certified company?
Demonstrating commitment to the goals of the Paris Agreement by setting a medium and long-term emissions reduction target(s) at the corporate level that is compatible with the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Implementing the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD).
Embedding climate related risk and opportunities into its corporate strategy.
Setting emission reduction targets at the steelmaking site(s) that are aligned with the corporate owner's overall emission reduction targets.
Developing a time bound plan to achieve these targets at the individual steelmaking site(s), including milestones such as raising financing for related projects.
Disclosing total GHG emissions and the emissions intensity associated with the sites steel production. This includes estimating the emissions associated with the mining and transportation of raw materials for steel production.
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