Innovation in the steel industry plays a pivotal role in driving sustainability. By developing advanced manufacturing techniques, utilising eco-friendly materials, optimising resource efficiency, and developing eco-friendly products, steel producers can reduce environmental and social impact while delivering high-performance products.
INNOVATIVE STEEL PRODUCTS
Qatar Steels’ investments in research and development (R&D) aim at creating innovative products that effectively cater to customer demands and drive business growth. These investments are made while adhering to environmentally and socially responsible approaches, thereby promoting sustainable practices across the company’s operations.
Over its extensive history, Qatar Steel has consistently excelled in creating cuttingedge solutions and diversifying its product portfolio to adapt to evolving demands. To spearhead product innovation, the Quality Assurance Department collaborates across all operational levels, channelling its efforts primarily into the development of various grades of rebar, wire rod, and billets. These products are meticulously engineered to meet international specifications for the export market, aligning with the specific requirements of customers.
In pursuit of our goal to introduce and promote three eco-labelled products by 2026, we have made significant progress in 2022. We conducted a thorough examination of ISO 14024 labelling principles and procedures specifically related to construction steel.These efforts resulted in achieving the Qatar Sustainable Construction Materials Certification, the “Qatar Sustainability Label” in 2022. Qatar Steel also initiated and received an International Green Mark EPD label from GORD (Gulf Organisation for Research and Development) for rebar, please click here or visit https://www.qatarsteel.com.qa).
In response to future customer demands, Qatar Steel will work to obtain a second ecolabel, aligning with their requirements.
PARTNERSHIP FOR INNOVATION
Qatar Steel acknowledges the importance of fostering an innovative ecosystem in today’s dynamic and unpredictable world. We believe that collaboration is key to driving innovation and achieving success. This commitment is reflected in our Sustainability Roadmap, which outlines our ambitious targets. These include signing at least 2 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with leading Qatari universities for R&D projects, signing at least 1 MoU with a distinguished Qatari Research Centre, and obtaining at least one patent for innovation by 2026.
In 2022, we successfully identified two entities, and our objective is to initiate discussions with them in 2023.