Sustainability Charter

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.

  1. A published sustainability policy (mandatory)
  2. Monitoring of progress towards sustainability using specific management targets
  3. A programme of involvement with their local community on social issues and with the steel construction community generally
  4. An accredited H&SMS to OHSAS 18001
  5. IIP accreditation or a structured programme for personnel training, development and communication
  6. A published equal opportunities policy
  7. A published ethical trading policy
  8. An accredited EMS to BS EN ISO 14001
  9. Use of environmental impact assessment for process improvement
  10. A policy to manage energy and vehicle fuel usage in the business
  11. A policy to question whether suppliers have published sustainability policies
  12. An accredited QMS to BS EN ISO 9001