The Sustainable Steel Council (SSC) is a group of industry leaders committed to the circular economy and New Zealand’s low-emissions future.


Our programme of work will support New Zealand’s steel sector through.

  • Advocacy for an enabling policy environment
  • Supporting the sector in building skills, capacity and processes for maximising steel’s contribution to a sustainable, low-emissions and climate- resilient society
  • Developing New Zealand’s first sustainable steel certification programme
  • Developing resources for the sector
  • Advancing steel’s role in the circular economy


The council is made up of leading steel industry bodies, corporates and small to medium enterprises.

Corporate members

Industry bodies


Members of the Sustainable Steel Council are committed to a vision where steel is valued as a critical enabler in New Zealand’s journey to a low emission economy.  This vision is achieved by an industry which has a strong history of being financially sound, taking leadership in delivering to the living standards framework, measured across human, social, natural and financial / infrastructure capitals.


Supporting our members to deliver to New Zealand’s Living Standards framework across the four capitals: human, social, natural and financial/ infrastructure.


Our members commit to the following goals aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Climate change Taking a holistic approach based on the Living Standards framework to help address climate change, a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere.

Waste and the Circular Economy Strive to optimise the eco-efficiency of products throughout their life cycle. Design for upcycle, re-purpose, reuse and recycling. Separate the technical from the biological.

Safety and Health Foster well -being of employees, provide them with a work environment that is, as far as reasonably practical, without risks to their health and safety, enabling them to return safely to their families at the end of each working day.

Diversity, inclusivity, engagement with Iwi and life-long learning Create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs. Reduce inequalities through universal policies, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalised populations.

Product quality and resilience Strive to meet future challenges of climate change and our shaky isles.

Transparency, ethics and legal compliance Build our knowledge of sustainability and willingly share it with others.

Download the Sustainable-Steel-Charter-2019