Harsco Environmental Joins ResponsibleSteel™

by David Fleschen

Harsco Corporation (NYSE: HSC) announced today that its Environmental division has joined ArcelorMittal, Daimler, BMW and others in the world’s first sustainability standard for the steel industry.

ResponsibleSteel™ is the industry’s first global multi-stakeholder standard and certification initiative, dedicated to defining and promoting responsible practice, aimed at improving:

  • Climate change and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Water stewardship and biodiversity
  • Human rights & labor rights
  • Community relations and business integrity

Steel is the world’s most widely-used material, and those who utilize it in the transport, automotive, infrastructure, packaging, construction, energy and white goods sectors are under increasing pressure to ensure that materials are responsibly-sourced. As the world’s first responsible sourcing certification scheme, ResponsibleSteel aims to help the steel industry meet these expectations.

“We are pleased to join ResponsibleSteel and to have the opportunity to partner with our global steel customers and other key stakeholders to support the implementation of sustainability standards for steel production,” said Harsco Sustainability and Environmental Solutions Vice President Cope Willis. “This collaboration is another step in Harsco’s continuing efforts to lead the steel industry into a more sustainable future.”

Source: Harsco, Photo: Responsible Steel

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