What are the parameters used for assessing the sustainability of a company in the steel sector? Read the insight for further details.
According to a survey by Siderweb, one of the main references in the steel market, environmental impact in our sector is an important variable when choosing a supplier.
At Al. Fa. Laminati we are fully aware of the importance of the environmental impact of the ferroalloys we sell, so for years we have adopted responsibly managed logistics and we select our suppliers carefully to deliver more sustainable products to Italian foundries and iron and steel companies.
What does this actually mean?
Here are the 2 parameters for the sustainability of iron and steel companies that we have also transposed within our ferroalloy supply process.
1- Sustainable use of energy resources
The extraction of raw materials and the production of steel requires a huge amount of energy which, if not managed methodically, risks being dispersed into the atmosphere.
At Al.Fa. Laminati we purchase raw materials from trusted suppliers who manage extraction responsibly and we are committed to reducing the energy consumption of our plant activities with small daily actions that, in the long run, can make a difference.
2- Co2 emissions
Reducing Co2 emissions is a matter of some concern to us, as our ferroalloys are transported by road to our screening centres and from there to our customers’ premises.
Over the years, we have reduced CO2 emissions by means of efficient logistics that optimise transport, thereby reducing the number of journeys made, noise pollution and, of course, air pollution emitted by our business activities.
In addition, we provide our customers with a document certifying the Co2 emissions generated by the use of the ferroalloys we sell, so as to allow foundries and
iron and steel companies to monitor their emissions and comply with the environmental sustainability parameters envisaged by the Kyoto Emission Trading regulation.
The trading and use of ferroalloys can have devastating effects on our Planet, if not handled methodically and carefully.
When you choose your raw material suppliers, make sure that they are aware of their responsibility towards the environment and choose partners who can guarantee the implementation of concrete actions to protect our future.