One of the many ways in which New Zealand Steel has demonstrated its commitment to the environment is by implementing a formal Environmental Management System. This system provides a structured process to monitor and improve environmental performance and is a key input to our lifecycle approach to sustainability. This approach considers the environmental impact of raw material acquisition, energy use and efficiency, content of materials and chemical substances, emissions to air, soil and water as well as waste generation. Only through considering the full life cycle of our products do we believe we can make the best possible decisions to continue to lower our impact on our environment.
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 information about the environmental impact of New Zealand Steel’s products, view our page Environmental Impact of Products of New Zealand Steel.