Demonstrate sustainable steel production - with ResponsibleSteel
Complying with sustainability requirements of customers
Reducing ESG risks in the supply chain
Raising awareness of steel as a sustainable material
Contributing to sustainable steel production
Guidance on establishing and maintaining a sustainability management system
Is ResponsibleSteel certification suitable for you?
Since it is internationally recognized, the certification is suitable for any company from the steel industry with global trading partners. The certificate not only provides evidence of sustainability in the use of steel as a valuable resource. Rather, steel processing companies from the industry can contribute to creating socially responsible jobs and manufacturing products with due regard for ecology and economy. It does not matter whether the company is large or small, the certificate is suitable for companies of all sizes.
Why is ResponsibleSteel certification recommended?
First, the company carries out a self-assessment against the certification requirements. Then, the company contacts and approved certification body such as DQS.
During this step, the self-assessment and site documentation are reviewed. The certification body also reviews the stakeholder's input and carries out a media analysis.
Stage 2 includes an on-site visit by DQS auditors, interviews with site management, workers and external stakeholders
After the audit report has been prepared by DQS, a review is performed by the Assurance Panel.
If the audit is passed, companies receive the certificate, which is then also published on the ResponsibleSteel website. Compliance with the standards is continuously monitored and surveillance audits follow. Recertification takes place after three years.