Care for the environment

Environmental responsibilities are integral to the way we do business. We're committed to continuous improvement of our environmental performance and the efficient use of natural resources.

Wherever we operate, we develop, implement and maintain management systems for health, safety, environment and the community that are consistent with internationally recognised standards and enable us to:

  • Identify, assess and manage risks to employees, contractors, customers, the environment and communities
  • Strive to achieve leading industry practice
  • Meet or exceed applicable legal requirements
  • Set and achieve targets that include reducing waste and preventing pollution
  • Develop our people and provide resources to meet our targets
  • Support the fundamental human rights of employees, contractors and the communities in which we operate
  • Respect the traditional rights of indigenous peoples
  • Care for the environment and value cultural heritage
  • Advise on the responsible use of our products

Wherever possible, we seek to:

  • Reduce the generation of waste materials at their sources
  • Reuse waste materials onsite
  • Recycle waste materials offsite
  • Minimise the storage or disposal of these materials either on or offsite, pending the further development of processes to increase their practical reuse

Many examples of our commitment to the environment can be found in BlueScope News and in our Sustainability reports.

Click on the image below to read our Health, Safety, Environment and Community Policy, or download a copy here.

BlueScope HSEC Policy - June 2019

Follow this link to read the Policy in languages other than English.