At Qatar Steel, we have developed a comprehensive procedure to effectively manage the identification, segregation, collection, and disposal of waste generated within our operations.
To ensure proper waste management, our procedures include labelling and inspection of all waste before disposal at compliant storage, treatment or disposal facilities. We track and document waste movement using a Waste Transfer Note system. This system includes details such as waste description, location, transfer date and time, quantity, driver information, and vehicle registration. Every waste load must be accompanied by a Waste Transfer Note, and contracted waste carriers are required to submit transfer notes at the company’s security gates upon exiting the premises.
A quarterly report summarising all nonhazardous waste shipments is submitted to MoECC. Hazardous waste is temporarily stored in an approved facility and is disposed of locally through third-party contractors under disposal contracts. The waste contractor submits disposal certifications to verify adherence to waste management protocols. Contractor selection is based on strict technical evaluation criteria, and regular performance reviews are conducted. Periodic visits to waste disposal facilities are conducted to assess compliance and ensure proper handling of waste.
Additionally, the Facilities Department has made continuous efforts in the management of non-hazardous waste. We have implemented waste segregation practices starting from the point of generation. Recyclable waste is diverted to appropriate recyclers using designated containers distinguished by colour codes. Blue, yellow, green, brown, and black containers are used for collecting wood, plastic, domestic, general, and paper waste respectively. These properly labelled and colour-coded steel skips and plastic bins are strategically placed throughout the plant and office areas to facilitate segregated waste collection.
In 2022, our endeavours to enhance efficiency and sustainability led us to implement a paperless documentation management system. Under the guidance of top management, the Quality Assurance department collaborated with the IT department to launch a project aimed at digitalising and archiving documentation through an IT-based platform. The objective was to transform our organisation into a paperless entity. As part of this initiative, the Quality Assurance department is actively working with the system developer to automate the document review workflow, thereby reducing the potential for human error. The project is currently in the testing phase, with progress steadily being made.
Through the implementation of our waste management system, we have successfully achieved a significant reduction in our overall waste production during the past two years.
Qatar Steel’s Impact: 2nd Waste Management Conference and Exhibition 2022
On June 13th and 14th, 2022 Qatar Steel’s representatives participated in the 2nd Waste Management Conference and Exhibition, organised by the Ministry of Municipality. This event was a crucial step towards executing the sustainable strategic plan for waste management and supporting the Zero Waste campaign in Qatar.The conference featured a range of workshops, seminars, and lectures conducted by local, regional, and international waste management and recycling specialists. These experts shared their knowledge, expertise, and personal experiences, representing their respective local and international companies.
In conjunction with the conference, an exhibition was organised, showcasing the participation of various governmental and semi-governmental departments and institutions involved in waste management. Additionally, local, regional, and international companies and factories specialised in this field also took part in the exhibition.
The Ministry of Municipality aimed to achieve several objectives through this conference. These included the development of a national waste management system, raising awareness about effective waste management methods, promoting the production of energy, fertilizer, and recyclable materials from waste, emphasising community participation in environmental preservation, and encouraging investment in the waste management sector.