voestalpine’s internal environmental data management encompasses about 130 production companies or facilities worldwide that have a material impact on the Group’s environmental performance. This includes all business segments that produce and process steel and thus absolutely all those that are energy and emissions intensive.
Approximately 150 key figures are compiled periodically, for example, those related to energy and materials efficiency; emissions; water, waste, and recycling management; as well as environmentally relevant investments and expenditures. These data are used for purposes of external reporting and fulfilment of reporting obligations, but they also provide the basis for environmental assessments of processes, products, and materials. In addition, the metrics compiled as part of environmental data management undergird the Group’s environmental activities, both strategically and operationally.
The voestalpine Group has implemented management systems across the board worldwide. Fully 70% of its production plants have implemented an environmental management system (EMS) pursuant to ISO 14001 or the EU’s Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS); an additional 8% possess other certifications. Twenty-seven percent of the entities are subject to certified energy management pursuant to ISO 50001.