Welcome to QatarSteel’s 8th Annual Sustainability Report.
Qatar Steel has made significant achievements in Sustainability during 2018. Our operational efficiency and sustainability efforts helped achieve a 9.5% reduction in freshwater usage and increased our volume of recycled water to 36%. With the implementation of the Qatar Steel’s Near Zero Liquid Discharge (NZLD) project, a further reduction of freshwater is expected. The use of recycled material as input material went up by since 2017 to total of 579,083 metric tonnes of recycled materials used in production. The training hours each employee receives per has more than tripled since 2016 to an average of 29 hours of training during the current year.
Qatar Steel succeeded in achieving good performance in the year 2018 despite operating in a challenging environment. Qatar Steel had to conform to new geopolitical realities and worked to shift export sales to 100% non-GCC markets with successful penetration into new ASEAN markets, In order to adapt to the highly competitive steel markets in exports,we maintained high operational efficiencies with all production facilities running at full capacity, with emphasis on the highest safety standards and regular improvements.
In 2018, Qatar Steel Continued its focus on building a stronger culture of safety by completing phase 2 of the “AMAN Safety Transformation Program” which has resulted in a safer working environment for our employees and contractors, and continuous downward trends for all safety indicators. The company’s employees LTIR rate for 2018 surpassed its target goal, achieving 0.53, a 40% reduction over the 2017 rate. Similarly, our contractor’s LTIR also realized its target, reducing the rate to 0.48, a 44% decrease from 2017. Our HS&E department grew from five safety officers to 20 safety coordinators who are firmly resolved to embed a culture of safety at Qatar Steel.
Our achievements are the direct result of the commitment of our management and employees to help Qatar Steel become a safe, sustainable and world-class producer of steel products. I kindly invite you to read through this year’s report and learn more about how we Make Steel Matter.
Mohammed Nasser M A Al-Hajri
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer