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Environmental Sustainability Charter

SSC has proposed an Environmental Sustainability Charter (ESC) for the steel industry.

Environmental Sustainability Charter (ESC)The aim of an ESC is both to develop the material as a sustainable form of construction and to promote environmental responsibility throughout the steel industry chain. It is the first step towards developing an ISO14000 environmental management system.

An ESC demonstrates a company's approach to reducing its environmental footprint and increasing the efficiency of resource use. What's more, any company abiding by an ESC must seek this level of commitment from its subcontractors and suppliers.

In Australia, the Green Building Council has accepted the Australian Steel Institute's ESC as a prequalification for a Green Star credit for steel. SSC has proposed a similar ESC for New Zealand, which it is currently being considered by the NZ Green Building Council.