New Zealand Steel

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Environment

For information about the environmental impact of New Zealand Steel’s products, view our page Environmental Impact of Products of New Zealand Steel.

New Zealand Steel has demonstrated its commitment to the environment by implementing a formal Environmental Management System, providing a structured process to monitor and improve its environmental performance.

This in turn has many benefits for the environment, the community and the company's reputation as a responsible commercial organisation.

In New Zealand, the Resource Management Act places requirements on companies to manage the effects they have on the physical and natural environment. For New Zealand Steel, the challenge of complying to these strict environmental standards has been met head on.

For more information, download and view New Zealand Steel's series of Environment Information Sheets:


Looking After the Environment

New Zealand Steel has demonstrated its commitment to the environment by implementing a formal Environmental Management System, providing a structured process to monitor and improve its environmental performance.
Download Information Sheet Looking after the Environment


Natural Resources and Energy

The steelmaking operation at New Zealand Steel's site at Glenbrook is a unique process that uses ironsand found on the local coast and turns it into iron and steel - no other steelmaking operation in the world makes steel in the same way.
Download Information Sheet Natural Resources and Energy


Water - An Essential Resource

Of the total volume of water in the steel mill's water circuits less than 1 percent is discharged to the Waiuku Estuary each day. The remaining water is recycled and recirculated to conserve this natural resource.
Download Information Sheet Water - A Natural Resource


Monitoring Environmental Effects

Discharge water quality standards are set to minimise harm to the receiving environment. The company undertakes a rigorous monitoring programme and environmental consultants to ensure water quality standards are met. The Auckland Regional Council is involved in assessing environmental standards.
Download Information Sheet Monitoring Environmental Effects Glenbrook


Air Quality at Glenbrook

The biggest percentage of the company's capital investment in environmental control is in the improvement of the quality of its emissions into the atmosphere. New Zealand Steel has an air monitoring programme in place to assess air quality at the boundary the industrial site and in the community.
Download Information Sheet Air Quality


Redefining Waste

New Zealand Steel's Glenbrook Mill produces approximately 700,000 tonnes of solid and liquid waste each year - 550,000 tonnes of this is recycled, reused or sold. Products from slag are used for road surfacing, soil conditioning, sports field drainage, sand blasting and filtering in wastewater treatment.
Download Information Sheet Redefining Waste


The Mining Operation

After extracting the ironsand (titanomagnetite) concentrate, unwanted material is returned to the areas which have been mined, to begin the process of returning the land to its original form. Water is a key ingredient in the mining operations, for transporting concentrate to the Glenbrook Steel Mill and to load the ships off Taharoa with export product.
Download Information Sheet The Mining Operation