ResponsibleSteel™

ResponsibleSteel™

ResponsibleSteel is a global not-for-profit forum for all members of the steel supply chain and civil society organizations to work together to promote steel’s contribution to a sustainable future.

Membership in ResponsibleSteel provides a framework, standard and certification process to drive the responsible sourcing, production, use and recycling of steel.  U. S. Steel became the first steel company in North America to become a member.

“ResponsibleSteel is an important part of U. S. Steel's ESG commitments…By joining ResponsibleSteel we are demonstrating our intent to take our efforts beyond goals and actually deliver profitable solutions for our stakeholders and the planet.” David B. Burritt, U. S. Steel President and Chief Executive Officer.

The ResponsibleSteel standard consists of twelve principles for the responsible sourcing and production of steel:
 
Principle 1Corporate Leadership
Principle 2Social, Environmental and Governance Management Systems
Principle 3Occupational and Community Health and Safety
Principle 4Labour Rights
Principle 5Human Rights
Principle 6Local Communities
Principle 7Stakeholder Engagement and Communication
Principle 8Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Principle 9Noise, Emissions, Effluents and Waste
Principle 10Water Stewardship
Principle 11Biodiversity
Principle 12Decommissioning and Closure