Creating Shared Value

We are certain that our company’s growth and sustainability are directly linked to the establishment of ethical and transparent relations with all our stakeholders. That's why, in addition to social responsibility programs carried out in the communities and society, we seek to have the best market practices and apply them throughout our business. This action, with the commitment of our leaders and all our teams, enhances productivity and increases competition among our customers, suppliers and professionals who use our steel products. Therefore, we contribute to the improvement the business chain management and encourage entrepreneurship.

​Inclusive recycling project

Since 2006 we have supported projects in many countries that involve inclusive recycling. This project helps to legalize and increase the income of recyclable waste pickers and cooperatives in regions where we operate. Safety aspects of work, production layout and management improvements are also developed. As a result the volume and the quality of the material sold are also improved. 

Recycling more than 14 million tons of scrap metal annually and receiving this important input is highly important for our production process. Moreover, this type of action has a strong social and environmental impact on communities as it promotes economic inclusion and encourages recycling.

The results of these actions made us the winner of the Steelie Awards, presented by the World Steel Association, in the Excellence in Sustainability category. Recently, the project was recognized by Brazil Benchmarking program as one of the best environmental practices in the country.

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