ArcelorMittal strives to make steel production more sustainable and to minimise its environmental impact. As a leader in steel manufacturing, we are committed to making steel production more sustainable at every stage. In addition, 95% of our steel industrial operations now have ISO 14001 certification, an international standard for environmental management systems.
- Our approach to Granite® is part of ArcelorMittal Flat Carbon Europe’s Nspired by Nature range, and it is certified as a product not containing hexavalent chromium or heavy metals.
- R2P - Ready to Paint coating on thin gauge, the cold rolled product, is an efficient solution to reduce environmental impact at customer plants; for example, for door production.
- Insulated sandwich panels are contributing to energy efficiency in the most demanding buildings such as cold rooms for the food industry and supermarkets.
“Safe Sustainable Steel” makes up the core values of ArcelorMittal. As such, our innovative products and solutions for construction are continuously contributing to the reduction of environmental impacts on buildings throughout their life.
In 2012, the EU-28’s construction sector accounted for:
- 40% of the total final energy consumption
- 40% of CO2 Emission
- 30% of consumption of natural resources
- 30% of waste generation
- 20% of water consumption
Consequently, the EU commission has started to adapt the EU directive regarding environmental assessment - the EIA Directive.
According to the European Commission, "The newly amended Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive (2014/52/EU) entered into force on 15 May 2014 to simplify the rules for assessing the potential effects of projects on the environment. Member States have to apply these rules as from 16 May 2017 at the latest." (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/eia/review.htm)
The Holistic Environmental Impact assessment for buildings is defined by European Standard EN 15978 in the scope of CEN TC 350 work programme. It takes into account the full life cycle of the building, including end of life, recycling after demolition, and energy production at the building level.
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