Emirates Steel gets UK Cares sustainability rating

UAE steel company gets seal of approval from UK industry body

Emirates Steel is the first GCC steel company to achieve a UK CARES sustainability rating. Photo: Getty.
Emirates Steel is the first GCC steel company to achieve a UK CARES sustainability rating. Photo: Getty.

RELATED ARTICLES: Emirates Steel increase market share in 2010 | Emirates Steel first health and safety dayEmirates Steel raises AED4.04bn for expansion

Emirates Steel is the first GCC company to gain the UK CARES Sustainable Reinforcing Steel certification for the production of continuously cast steel billets and carbon steel bars for the reinforcement of concrete.

The CARES scheme ensures that Emirates Steel adopts the highest product quality standards, as well as an advanced environmental management system.

Certification covers product traceability from hot metal to delivery of steel products to construction sites, as well as regulatory compliance, energy efficiency, lower carbon emissions, recyclability and efficient use of raw materials.

"In fact, what the certification implies is that we are using the processes and procedures registered with the Authority," pointed out Mubarak Al Khaili, VP of Commercial Strategy.

Requirements for sustainable products are increasingly being adopted by construction industry customers.

"To achieve CARES sustainability certification, our products, as well as our quality and environmental management systems, had to be assessed and approved", Khaili said.

The UAE Government has succeeded in driving sustainability high up the agenda and legislation has come into force to support sustainability targets. "It is our responsibility now to comply with legal requirements and standards", highlighted Tariq Basandwah, Vice President of Standards and Audit.

Most popular


CW Oman Awards 2020: Meet the winners
A round of the thirteen winning names at the Construction Week Oman Awards 2020 that


Leaders UAE 2020: Building a sustainable, 'resilient' infra
AESG’s Phillipa Grant, Burohappold’s Farah Naz, and Samana's Imran Farooq on a sustainable built environment
CW In Focus | Inside the Leaders in KSA Awards 2019 in Riyadh
Meet the winners in all 10 categories and learn more about Vision 2030 in this

Latest Issue

Construction Week - Issue 767
Sep 01, 2020