Aperam is a world-leading stainless steel company with sustainability at its heart.
Since its launch in 2011, Aperam has become an undisputable global leader in stainless, electrical, and specialty steel. With a flat stainless and electrical steel capacity of 2.5 million tonnes in Brazil and Europe, Aperam has customers in over 40 countries. This success is the result of a community of 10,700 employees who are working hard to make Aperam consistently better.
Together, the company and its people are embracing sustainable development, a factor that is at the very heart of Aperam’s strategy of providing steel and alloy solutions that are affordable, long-lasting, and that offers the strength, versatility, and endless recyclability needed to build a sustainable society.
The company is also committed to making its products both sustainably and safely. For example, in Europe, its production processes use about 90% scrap metal. Aperam is also unique as it is producing charcoal from its own FSC®-certified forestry in Brazil, which is then used in the steel-making process as a natural and renewable substitute for fossil fuels. With its new Recycling and Renewables division (BioEnergia, ELG, Recyco), Aperam has put itself at the forefront of the circular economy. Today, around 30% of Aperam’s workforce create value from working in Recycling and Renewables upstream.
Thanks to efforts like these, which go above and beyond what is required, Aperam’s CO2 footprint ranks as sector leading, and its overall sustainability performance consistently receives top ratings from external analysts.
Aperam: First Stainless Steel Company to Earn ResponsibleSteel™ Certification
ResponsibleSteel™ was launched to help steel producers answer the sustainability concerns of their customers. It is a member-based not-for-profit organisation, with membership* open to every stage of the steel supply chain.
“Joining this initiative corresponds to Aperam’s strategic move to promote and make corporate responsibility more widely recognised,” says Tim di Maulo, Aperam CEO. “That is why we were the first stainless steel industrialist to join ResponsibleSteel™.”