Feb 11, 2012

Sustainable Steel Council in New Zealand

Although sustainability attributes of steel are well-researched overseas, and a great deal of international data has been amassed (worldsteel, whose members produce approximately 85% of the world’s steel, has been undertaking Life Cycle Inventory work since 1996), there is a general lack of awareness of these benefits in New Zealand.

In response to this issue, the Sustainable Steel Council (SSC) was formally launched in 2011. SCC’s membership consists of the major steel producers; manufacturing industry associations; coatings industry; supply chain distributors; contractors and builders; and research and development organisations. SSC commissioned PE INTERNATIONAL, to develop a 5-year plan and has been forging links through meetings with, among others, the Australian Steel Institute (ASI), worldsteel, British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA).

“The Sustainable Steel Council NZ is committed to improving sustainability of its members’ materials and products. PE INTERNATIONAL supported us with their expert advice, workshops and the development of our strategy and roadmap to drive sustainability in our sector in New Zealand.” Dr Stephen Hicks, Chair of the Sustainable Steel Council and Manager Structural Systems, HERA


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