Gerdau collects 108 tons of scrap on Easter Island

Press release

Gerdau collected a record 108 tons of scrap on Easter Island, sent to the city of Valparaíso, Chile. Such action brings the total of scrap collected on the island to 180 tons, all transported to the mainland for recycling. Such figure represents a milestone for the program “Limpemos Rapa Nui!”, a project backed by the Chilean Environment Ministry and implemented by the Gerdau operation in the country and the municipality of Easter Island. Collected scrap was recycled and transformed into steel for civil construction, and with this action Gerdau meets the commitment made to Easter Island in 2009 to convert the region into a fully sustainable tourist destination.

About Gerdau
Gerdau is the leader in the segment of long steel in the Americas and one of the main suppliers of special long steel in the world. With over 45,000 employees, it has industrial operations in 14 countries — in the Americas, Europe, and Asia — which together represent an installed capacity of over 25 million metric tons of steel per year. It is the largest recycler in Latin America and in the world, and transforms each year millions of tons of scrap steel, reinforcing its commitment to sustainable development in the regions where it operates. Gerdau is listed on the stock exchanges of São Paulo, New York, and Madrid and has over 130,000 shareholders.

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