Emirates Steel gets UK Cares sustainability rating
UAE steel company gets seal of approval from UK industry body
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.