Profile: This is Qatar Steel’s follow-up sustainability report; it reflects the company’s updated sustainability performance for 2016 and provides comparable data for 2014 and 2015 where available. The report covers a number of environmental, social, and economic aspects.
Scope and boundary of the report: Qatar Steel has analysed sustainability issues within Qatar, the industry, and the region, and has identified its sustainability material issues in all environmental, social, and economic areas, taking into consideration the QNV 2030, the National Development Strategy 2011–2016, and the SDI initiative.Qatar Steel has prioritised its key material and sustainability issues to develop its sustainability approach.This report covers Qatar Steel’s performance in Qatar, and does not reflect subsidiaries’ performance in their environmental, social, and economic aspects.
This report was developed based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability framework and indicators.Qatar Steel has also added an index for the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA).
Stakeholder inclusiveness: Based on Qatar Steel’s understanding of the importance of stakeholder engagement,the company has developed its stakeholder map identifying key stakeholder groups, their priority issues,methods of stakeholder engagement, and Qatar Steel’s response to stakeholder input. Qatar Steel believes that this report covers and communicates with all of the company’s key stakeholders, and Qatar Steel believes that all identified stakeholders would be interested in reading the company’s sustainability report. Qatar Steel also encourages stakeholders to provide feedback on the company’s sustainability performance by contacting us via email: Sustainability@qatarsteel.com.qa.
Comparability and balance: This report provides data that covers Qatar Steel’s performance in 2012, 2013,2014, 2015 and 2016 presenting Qatar Steel’s successes as well as main economic, environmental, and social challenges. This report uses the GRI Standards, which provide clear comparisons.
Accuracy and reliability: Qatar Steel has made all efforts to ensure that all information provided in this report is of the highest level of accuracy and reliability, through its Balanced Scorecards, meetings with concerned departments, and other management systems to gather the information included in this report.
Clarity of information: Qatar Steel has tried to clearly communicate its sustainability information in this report, besides using the GRI framework, which helps ease report reading and understanding.