About 60% of the 130 Group companies worldwide that are included in internal environmental data management use an environmental management system (EMS) pursuant to ISO 14001. These entities account for 100% of the company’s crude steel production. About 15% of our facilities have also been validated under the EU’s Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), and more than 20% utilize a certified energy management standard pursuant to ISO 50001. The implementation of ISO 14001 at the Group’s facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, will be completed by the end of the business year 2019/20.
In September 2018, voestalpine was awarded the EMAS prize for the best environmental team by the Austrian Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism on account of the scope, effect, and communication of the company’s policies under the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme.