The objective of the Steel Construction Sustainability Charter is to develop steel as a sustainable form of construction in terms of economic viability, social progress and environmental responsibility.
Charter Member companies are audited against the criteria listed below; to obtain Charter Membership companies must achieve at least six of the requirements; for Silver a minimum of nine requirements must be met and for Gold all requirements must be met.
- A published sustainability policy (mandatory)
- Monitoring of progress towards sustainability using specific management targets
- A programme of involvement with their local community on social issues and with the steel construction community generally
- An accredited H&SMS to OHSAS 18001
- IIP accreditation or a structured programme for personnel training, development and communication
- A published equal opportunities policy
- A published ethical trading policy
- An accredited EMS to BS EN ISO 14001
- Use of environmental impact assessment for process improvement
- A policy to manage energy and vehicle fuel usage in the business
- A policy to question whether suppliers have published sustainability policies
- An accredited QMS to BS EN ISO 9001