Product Quality and Traceability
Qatar Steel strives to provide its customers with the best steel products that meet and exceed international standards. The use of a stringent quality-control system qualifies Qatar Steel for several international management systems such as ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018, SCS and BRE BES 6001 from CARES. Additionally, Qatar Steel holds several product certifications, please click here or visit https://www.qatarsteel.com.qa for the list of certifications.
- Qatar Sustainable Construction Materials Certification, the Qatar Sustainability Label – Certificate of Registration (CoR) from CARES and Earthna (Member of Qatar Foundation). This makes Qatar Steel the first company in its sector to have received this certificate, which will provide additional credentials to the brand to sell its rebar in the domestic market.
- Certificate of Product Performance as per AS / NZS 4671: 2019 Grade D500N Reinforcing Steel Bar (Rebar, 10mm to
40mm) by the Australasian Certification Authority for Reinforcing and Structural Steels (ACRS). This certificate will enable us to sell our rebar to the Australian and New Zealand construction industries.
- International Green Mark – EPD label from the Gulf Organization for Research and Development (GORD). This certificate fulfills the requirements of IGM -EPD in accordance with BS EN 15804: is 2013 and guided by EN ISO 14025 standards.
- The Qatari Quality Mark license was renewed from Qatar General Organization for Standardisation, Quality and Conformity Department for the production of Reinforcing Steel Bars conforming to QS BS 4449:2005, Grade B500B, for the sizes 8mm to 40mm.
In addition, Qatar Steel’s Quality Assurance Laboratory is ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited for Chemical and Mechanical testing of carbon steel used for concrete reinforcement. This accreditation validates our commitment
to exceptional product quality, builds trust with auditors and regulatory bodies, and provides customers with a reliable source for testing and measurement.
Qatar Steel maintains the “1 Rosette” rating in the Sustainable Construction Steel (SCS) Certification scheme and a “Very Good” rating in BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing certification, granted by the authority of CARES, for the production of continuous cast steel billets and hot rolled steel bars for the reinforcement of concrete.
At Qatar Steel, we recognise the significance of allowing customers to track the origin of all product components. Regarding raw material sourcing, Qatar Steel purchases iron oxide pellets from globally renowned pellet producers, ensuring the ability to trace their production history back to the palletisation plant. Additionally, locally procured steel scrap can be traced up to the supplier or trader level.
To provide transparency on the product front, we assign a unique charge number to each billet and rebar, accompanied by a material test certificate upon dispatch to the customer. This system enables customers to trace the production history by utilising the heat number assigned to each billet and rebar bundle, which is indicated on the material test certificate. This heat number provides a comprehensive record of the entire production process.
As from 2021, we ensure enhanced traceability by supplying rebars with a product tag featuring Static and Dynamic QR Codes, complying with requirements set by CARES and Qatar Quality Mark from Qatar General Organisation for
Standardisation, which further strengthens our commitment to quality and traceability. As of 2022, we have extended this system to our Qatar Steel FZE facility.
By implementing these measures, we enable customers to confidently trace the origin and production history of our products, fostering transparency, trust, and compliance with industry standards.
Further information about the sourcing of raw materials and the life cycle of products can be found in the Responsible Sourcing and Material Consumptionparagraphs.