ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Europe has gained responsible sourcing certification for its construction tubes and line pipe, demonstrating the company’s commitment to sustainable sourcing.
The world’s largest steel and mining company’s Tubular Product Europe division, and two of its production units in Krakow, Poland and Karvina, Czech Republic, has been certified under the Environmental & Sustainability Standard BES 6001, a responsible sourcing certification specifically for construction tubes and line pipe. The certification covers hot-finished structural hollow sections and pressure-tested pipes.
Developed by the UK-registered research organisation BRE (Building Research Establishment), the standard BES 6001 requires manufacturers supplying the construction industry to prove that their products are made with responsibly sourced materials. A process of third-party independent assessment covering organisational governance, supply chain management and various environmental and social aspects, is used to verify that manufacturers meet the required criteria. Manufacturers must also demonstrate their raw material suppliers have sustainable operations.
“With this new certification, ArcelorMittal is setting an example for the construction market in terms of sustainably sourced steel tubes. Today, UK construction companies prefer to buy from manufacturers who can demonstrate that their products comply with a recognised responsible sourcing scheme such as BES 6001,” said Adrian Alecu, chief marketing officer of ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Europe – Industrial Business Unit. “We are convinced that this trend will extend to other markets so from now on, contractors, designers and fabricators all over Europe can choose ArcelorMittal welded steel tubes with the full assurance that they comply with users’ insistence on sustainably sourced material.”
The business unit’s quality, environment, health and safety and upstream supply chain management systems, in combination with the group’s corporate sustainability reports, were audited by Intertek during the eight-month assessment process, a challenging and complex task that required the involvement of many parts of the organisation.
ArcelorMittal Tubular Products is the second business unit to be have achieved BES 6001 accreditation after ArcelorMittal Long Products was certified in 2015.
ArcelorMittal is one of the largest and most complex organisations to be certified under the standard.
ArcelorMittal Europe’s division Tubular Products is a pan-European actor, manufacturing tubes and pipes in four countries and delivering its products through proximity agencies located in eight countries across the continent.
Active in the energy, construction, engineering and automotive sectors, the company produces and markets virtually the full spectrum of tubular products, with an increasing share of value-added products developed in cooperation with its customers.
ArcelorMittal Tubular Products offers the broadest product range, from seamless to spiral and longitudinal welded tubes, available in both small and large outside diameters, as well as a variety of processes and/or finishing, including ERW, HFI, precision, cold-drawn, HSAW and LSAW.
For more information about ArcelorMittal Europe please visit: http://tubulareurope.arcelormittal.com
- Pascal Lamiroy, Europe Communications, +352 621 556 873