Beltrame, Acerinox join ResponsibleSteel

Italian long steel supplier Beltrame and Spanish stainless steelmaker Acerinox have joined the not-for-profit association ResponsibleSteel, dedicated to defining and promoting responsible practices in the steel sector.

They follow the announcement earlier this week by Germany’s thyssenkrupp that it will also become member of the association, joining a long list of large steel companies and miners such as ArcelorMittal, vostalpine, US Steel, Tata Steel, BHP and POSCO.

“In line with Beltrame’s industrial business plan, we are very pleased to start a useful and proactive membership with ResponsibleSteel,” Beltrame EHS & sustainability director Giovan Battista Landra says in a note seen by Kallanish. “This is an additional sign to stress our determination in responding to the worldwide challenge for a sustainable management of production processes. It is a project which underlines our clear intention of being frontrunners in the industrial future, based on green transition, innovation and stakeholder engagement.”

Acerinox chief executive Bernardo Velázquez says: “Our product is an example of the circular economy, as it can be recycled infinitely as many times as necessary and without losing its properties in the process, becoming a resource once more for multiple applications.”

Emanuele Norsa Italy