Q: What is the relationship between OneSteel and Arrium?
Arrium is an ASX-listed company with interests in mining and steel. OneSteel sits wholly within the steel arm of the business. OneSteel changed its corporate name from OneSteel to Arrium in May 2012. However, it has retained the OneSteel brand name for its steel manufacturing, recycling and distribution operations.

Q: Where can I find sustainability information for OneSteel’s companies?
As a subsidiary of Arrium, OneSteel adopts Arrium’s Environmental Policy. For all OneSteel corporate governance documents, including OneSteel’s Environment Policy, refer to Arrium’s ‘Corporate Governance’ information here: http://www.arrium.com/about-us/corporate-governance. Arrium’s Annual Sustainability reports can be viewed here: http://www.arrium.com/sustainability/overview

Q: Why can’t I find a OneSteel Annual Sustainability Report for 2016?
An Annual Sustainability Report was not issued in 2016 due the company undergoing voluntary administration.

Q: Where can I find a copy of OneSteel’s ISO 14001 certification?
OneSteel has ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) certification for all its major steelmaking and steel manufacturing sites. Copies of the OneSteel Steel Manufacturing and OneSteel Whyalla Steelworks certificates can be downloaded from: https://www.onesteel.com/about-us/accreditation/ 


Q: Is OneSteel a member of the worldsteel Climate Action programme (CAP)?
Arrium is a member of the worldsteel CAP and, therefore, OneSteel is endorsed to use CAP certification. Arrium’s membership credentials and a letter by Arrium endorsing OneSteel’s use of the CAP certificate can be viewed here: https://www.onesteel.com/about-us/accreditation/.

Q: Does OneSteel have Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) available for its products?
OneSteel has EPDs available for its structural and reinforcing product ranges. These EPDs are independently verified and registered documents that outline the environmental impact of a product throughout its lifecycle, thereby providing transparency for better material selection. OneSteel’s EPDs are recognised by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) and the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).

Information on OneSteel’s EPDs and how they can be used to gain infrastructure rating tools points can be found here: https://www.onesteel.com/sustainability/building-rating-tools/


Q: How can my company use OneSteel services to gain infrastructure rating tools points?
In addition to using OneSteel products, companies can utilise OneSteel services to gain infrastructure rating tools points. As well as OneSteel’s five Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), the company can assist its customers with:

  • guides and advice on design optimisation to minimise the quantity of material consumed
  • designs and products that reduce wastage, such as prefabricated reinforcing cages and mats
  • material-efficient products such as higher strength and ductile steels.

To find out more, download the Boost your Project’s Sustainability Rating brochure from here: https://www.onesteel.com/sustainability/building-rating-tools/


Q: Where can I find information on OneSteel’s sustainability performance in relation to waste and water?
A: Arrium reports annually on key waste minimisation projects and provides a list of major steel plant waste type by volume and destination in its Annual Sustainability Report. It also reports annually on townswater consumption by manufacturing site: http://www.arrium.com/sustainability/overview

Data relating to recycled water usage is not available as it is difficult to collect and analyse. However, details concerning particular water efficiency programs are included in the Annual Sustainability Report.

Note that water data is supplied to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). See www.cdp.net


Q: Do OneSteel products comply with the Australian Institute of Steel’s (ASI) Environmental Sustainability Charter?
The ASI’s Environmental Sustainability Charter (ESC) is a scheme for structural steel fabricators. As such, OneSteel manufacturing sites are ineligible to be charter members.