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Celsa UK is dedicated to being a sustainable producer. All of the steel we produce in our melt shop is produced from scrap metal using the electric arc furnace (EAF) process. This means we buy scrap metal which melts in our furnace to produce steel billet, from which our finished products are manufactured. Steel production using the EAF method consumes only a third of the embodied energy and emits only one sixth of the CO2 compared with other steelmaking processes. In other words, we are a recycler and produce steel by the most sustainable manner available.
The steel we produce consists of 98% locally sourced recycled scrap metal and 2% ferro-alloys and minerals that are added to the production process to remove impurities from the steel and to ensure the finished product has the correct properties. During the production process, impurities are removed through the furnace slag, a steel by-product that is recycled as an aggregate for the construction industry after any treatment, grading and remaining metal has been extracted for reuse. All the other by-products of production are recycled, ranging from mill scale – used as an iron-bearing source in the cement industry – to flue dust, from which zinc and other metals are recovered.
Celsa Steel UK are committed to continual improvements in all of our activities to minimise or eliminate any adverse impacts to the environment. We operate an environmental management system certified to ISO 14001:2004.
This sustainable philosophy is further galvanized by our certification to the BES 6001 and Eco-Reinforcement responsible sourcing standards developed by BRE.”
Please visit our downloads section to download a copy of our ISO 14001 certificate and our Environmental Policy