BlueScope Steel Ltd (ASX: BSL), owner of New Zealand Steel and Pacific and North American steelmaking and marketing assets, now has many of its products registered under the Australian environmental product declaration programme.
The company’s 2018 Sustainability Report said the company has continued to develop new products such as Colorsteel Dridex, designed to address the negative impact of humanity from the New Zealand climate in commercial and residential buildings.
In his report, BlueScope managing director Mark Vassella said the company had taken note of shareholder views and was aware of the Paris accord and related Australasian measures on climate change.
This included undertaking a renewable energy power purchase agreement for 20% of the electricity demand for the Port Kembla steelworks – Australia’s largest steelworks.
The report said the NZ Steel and Pacific Islands operation has 1,420 employees, and NZ Steel, as the country’s sole steel producer, makes slab, billet, hot-rolled coil and value-added coated and painted products.
Pacific Steel was supplied with billets from NZ Steel and is sole producer of long steel products such as rod bar reinforcing, coil and wire in NZ. Waikato North Head mine supplies ironsands for internal feed to NZ Steel and a small quantity for export.