Our dedication to sustainability has been an enduring journey that commenced more than a decade ago. We remain steadfast in our commitment to assess our most significant impacts and implement strategies aimed at continuous improvement. Our overarching objectives revolve around driving innovation in green steelmaking, establishing ourselves as the preferred sustainable steel supplier, reducing our environmental footprint, fostering a culture of zero harm, and nurturing our human capital while empowering the local community.
APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY
Qatar Steel’s sustainability management approach serves as the cornerstone for embedding sustainability throughout the company. This approach is underpinned by the integration of several key elements, including the company’s Material Topics, Sustainability Policy (please click here or visit: https://www.qatarsteel.com.qa/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Sustainability%20Policy%202022.pdf), Sustainability Framework, Corporate Strategy Map 2022-2026, and the Sustainability Roadmap 2022-2026.
These interconnected tools enable us to effectively measure our progress and continually enhance our sustainability initiatives.They guide the company’s efforts not only at a local level, aligning with stakeholders’ perspectives and the QNV, but also on an international scale, aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and the World Steel Association Sustainability Development Charter (worldsteel).
Qatar Steel’s Impact: The New Sustainability Charter
In March 2022, Qatar Steel proudly joined the esteemed ranks of the World Steel Association (worldsteel) as a member of its revised and expanded Sustainability Charter. This significant milestone underscores our unwavering commitment to sustainability and our dedication to driving positive change within the steel industry.
The new Sustainability Charter, a comprehensive framework for sustainable practices, is structured around nine fundamental principles. These principles encompass a broad spectrum of sustainability topics, including environmental stewardship, social responsibility, effective governance, and sustainable economic practices. Within these principles, twenty associated criteria serve as benchmarks for measuring and evaluating sustainability performance.
As a Charter Member, Qatar Steel has successfully demonstrated alignment with these rigorous criteria, presenting compelling evidence of its sustainable practices. This membership affirms our position as a frontrunner in sustainable steel production and solidifies our commitment to long-term sustainable development.
Over the next three years, we will continue to embrace the principles and criteria outlined in the worldsteel Sustainability Charter, working diligently to further enhance our sustainability performance.