Steel is one of the few materials with a truly closed recycling loop. Steel is not consumed. It is used again and again without any loss of quality or strength. Unlike most materials, steel can be ‘upcycled’ meaning that its quality and strength can be enhanced through recycling.
For this reason steel is a truly sustainable material, through responsible and best-practice processes and procedures Tata Steel strives to produce products which contribute to the global effort to reduce resource use, recycle and reuse materials where possible and to help create the economic and supply frameworks to do this.
Sustainability is at the very heart of what we do. As one of the world’s leading steel producers, we manage our operations responsibly and operate a programme of continuous improvement in our systems and processes to ensure that they meet, and wherever possible exceed, the standards set by regulators.
We work together with our customers to design more sustainable products that contribute to solutions that are lighter, last longer and use fewer resources to produce.
Our steel goes into the world’s most sustainable buildings and transport infrastructure
As proud members of ULCOS (Ultra-Low CO2 Steelmaking Partnership) which has the stated goal of developing technologies capable of reducing the CO2 emissions of steel production by 50% by 2050, and as host to its leading pilot project, Hisarna, Tata Steel will continue to invest in research & development in the search for ways to reduce CO2 emissions through breakthrough technology.
Our innovative products are also crucial for a lower CO2, more resource efficient world, ranging from lighter vehicles to making regular buildings their own 'power stations' - we will continue to investment in such product innovation. We have also demonstrated strong sustainability credentials through our responsible sourcing programme which has achieved BES 6001 certification across nine of our European sites. We plan to certify a further eight sites to BES 6001 by 2017.
As well as looking to the future, we provide unrivalled support to our customers on all issues relating to sustainable construction in steel through a network of in-house technical experts in conjunction with organisations such as The UK Green Building Council, The BCSA, and The Steel Construction Institute (SCI), as well as working together with academic experts such as Oxford Brookes University and our supply chains.
Further information can be found here on how we care for our environments, our people and our communities.