Qatar Steel is committed to improve the environmental, social, and economic impacts of its operations, including throughout the supply chain. This commitment starts with the responsible sourcing of raw materials. The iron ore used for our production is sourced from globally reputable companies, all of which are certified by ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and ISO 9001 Quality Management System. Companies with this certification tend to have clear environmental objectives and processes in place to achieve them.
In 2019, Qatar Steel completed a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) on its products through a third-party evaluator, BRE Global, in accordance with the requirements of EN15804:2012 and A1:2013. By applying Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to its products, Qatar Steel is fully aware of the environmental impacts of its products throughout all stages of their life cycle, from mining to manufacturing, transport, use and recycling or disposal. This “cradle-to-grave” analysis is required to meet the international accreditations in manufacturing for the company’s high-grade steel. We aim to take full advantage of steel’s infinite recyclability by recycling steel scrap generated in Qatar, to further reduce the environmental impacts of our main products.
The LCA also provides the company with the necessary data to benchmark the environmental performance of the main products and acts as structural support for our environmental decision-making. Understanding and improving the lifecycle performance of our main products are crucial ways in which we can contribute to a more sustainable economy.
Additionally, Qatar Steel has achieved a Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products certificate from UK CARES.
The Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), which quantifies the environmental impact of products, is publicly available on www.greenbooklive.com. This EPD certificate was renewed in 2019 after the UK CARES Audit and valid until 20th October 2022.
Qatar Steel holds BRE BES 6001 Issue 3.1 responsible sourcing certification from UK CARES since 2016.The BRE standard BES 6001 has been published for construction product manufacturers to ensure and then prove that their products have been made with materials that have been responsibly sourced. The standard includes a framework for various aspects such as the organizational governance, supply chain management and environmental and social aspects that must be addressed in order to ensure the responsible sourcing of construction products. In 2019, Qatar Steel has added a new feather in its cap by achieving a performance rating of “VERY GOOD” and continually working to further enhance the rating.