Good News from Thu, 22 March, 2012:

Outokumpu first company certified for sustainable reinforcing steel

Outokumpu has got the CARES certificate for sustainable reinforcing steel for its production unit in Sheffield, UK. Outokumpu has got the CARES certificate for sustainable reinforcing steel for its production unit in Sheffield, UK.

Outokumpu has become the first stainless reinforcing steel producer to be granted by CARES a certificate for sustainable reinforcing steel. The award was given to the company’s production unit in Sheffield, UK.

According to Outokumpu, stainless steel has excellent properties enabling more sustainable solutions for the built environment. Green building systems are becoming more common and these schemes evolve towards more stringent requirements. Furthermore, customers and designers are increasingly asking for material and suppliers’ sustainability credentials. 

Sustainability is an integral part of the decision-making process in today’s construction industry. Customers choose suppliers based on cost, schedule, quality and sustainability, says Dr Stephen Jones from Outokumpu.

To achieve CARES Sustainable Reinforcing Steel certification, a producer’s quality and environmental management systems are assessed, as well as the company’s social responsibility and sustainable sourcing practices.

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