Steel’s role in solving our challenges

Reduced CO2 emissions, increased recycling and improved productivity, with less impact on our environment. This is what
New Zealand  wants. Steel is at the heart of solving these challenges as a critical enabler of the circular economy.

Steel is infinitely recyclable and its by-products and waste energies are valuable resources. For example, slag from
steelmaking is used for civil works, thereby saving natural resources such as river gravel and scoria. New Zealand
Steel, produced up to 70% of its own energy requirements, through co-generation.

The steel industry is integral to the global circular economy. It’s core to the successful delivery and maintenance
of a sustainable future.

To find out more, read about Steel’s contribution to a circular economy low carbon future in New Zealand in this report from Sustainable Steel Council member HERA