Environmental Management & Resource Consents

The production of steel at New Zealand Steel is a unique and innovative process, that uses many of the resources found in the local environment including air, water, electricity, coal, ironsand and the land on which the mill is located. In addition to the Glenbrook steelmaking operation, the New Zealand Steel business includes two ironsand mines and a beam fabrication plant (Steltech). As with any industrial or mining activity, New Zealand Steel’s activities have an effect on the environment.

The company takes its environmental responsibilities seriously and has demonstrated commitment to the environment by implementing a formal Environmental Management System (EMS) which aims to avoid or minimise the environmental effect of its operations. In this paper, we’ll explain the concept of an Environmental Management System and why implementing one is so important.