Sustainability, infrastructure and construction market professionals now have access to the latest sustainability data on a range of InfraBuild, Liberty Primary Steel and ARC steel products with the release of updated Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).
The new EPDs cover a range of Australian-made steel products, manufactured, processed and distributed by InfraBuild, Liberty Primary Steel and ARC, who together form part of the GFG Alliance in Australia.
As part of the GFG Alliance, InfraBuild is committed to creating a more sustainable future for industry and society. The EPDs are one part of this commitment.
InfraBuild’s continued development of innovative practices is underpinned by GFG Alliances’ GREENSTEEL strategy which promotes greater use of recycled materials, increased use of renewable energy and operation of facilities close to key markets.
The benefits of new EPDS
The new Declarations replace those first released in November 2016, and cover products including hot rolled structural and merchant bar sections; rail and sleeper products; reinforcing rod, bar and wire; as well as finished reinforcing bar and mesh.
InfraBuild Chief Executive Officer, Dak Patel, said the business was committed to conducting its operations to the “highest environmental, social and commercial standards”.
“Our commitment to the environment includes optimising the eco-efficiency of our products through their lifecycle,” Mr Patel said.
“Sustainability and traceability of products is of increasing importance to the market and these EPDs help to provide that peace of mind.”
A key benefit of the new EPDs is the inclusion of Material Circularity Indicator (MCI) metrics. The MCI metrics are provided for all steel products covered in the EPDs, providing vital information as we shift to a more circular production model.
David Bell, InfraBuild Steel’s Construction Market Manager, explained the importance of including the comprehensive MCI metrics across Infrabuild’s steel product range.
“The Circular Economy requires us to reconsider the entire lifecycle of all products and resources by designing out waste,” Mr Bell said.
“This means using materials and technologies that extend the lifespan and recyclability of what we produce, while minimising unintended waste and pollutants.
“To help the market understand the circularity of products, the MCI approach provides both a benchmark for measuring and improving a product, as well as a more complete picture of the product’s overall sustainability credentials.”
Developed in conjunction with thinkstep-anz and independently verified by Rob Rouwette from start2see, the updated EPDs play a major role in the overall approach taken by the business through the environmentally sustainable manufacture and application of its products, as well as delivering value and greater transparency to customers and industry more broadly.
Sustainability at the forefront
GFG Alliance has established the CN30 programme, which builds on existing GREENSTEEL (and GREENALUMINIUM) strategies, aiming to become the first carbon neutral industrial group in the world by 2030.
The program involves implementing investments in new infrastructure, renewable energy and new technologies.
InfraBuild is proud to be part of the GFG Alliance’s work towards building a secure and sustainable long-term future for the domestic steel industry, local manufacturing and communities.
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