Sustainability performance at our sites


Tata Steel construction sustainability SAB

SAB-profil offices and production facilities are located in IJsselstein and Geldermalsen. The main products supplied by SAB are roofing and cladding products and accessories.

The main products supplied by SAB are roofing and cladding as well as  accessories.

SAB-profiel Geldermalsen plant


SAB-profil offices and production facilities are located in IJsselstein and Geldermalsen. The products are manufactured as single sheet or insulated sandwich panels for the construction market.

  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Resource use and waste management
  • Water use
  • Transport impacts
  • Employment and skills
  • Local communities
  • Performance data

Greenhouse gas emissions

Consciously and efficiently use energy is one of the focus items of SAB's environmental policy. Energy consumption is critically monitored and reported. Initiatives are being taken to reduce energy consumption: optimizing production processes for which energy is needed, as well as encouraging and increasing the energy consciousness of employees. Switching off machines in a lunch/coffee break is an example of energy reduction measures. Moreover , smart circuits for light and heat in offices and factories and limiting heat losses. In the case of replacements, energy-efficient solutions are considered.

SAB has purchased green certificates hence the total electrical energy requirements of SAB are generated using renewable energy sources.

An important step towards zero carbon production was realized by installation of a 1,8 MWp Solar system on top of the roof of the new SAB production location in Geldermalsen.

Resource use and waste management

Our focus is on producing efficient with minimal  utilization of raw materials. Clear KPIs are defined ref scrap yield and producing 2nd choice products  These objectives are continually monitored and adjusted downward. In our factories waste materials are collected separately and disposed of in a responsible manner. In addition, there are several LEAN projects that aim to reduce waste streams or reuse materials. Examples are downzing of steel sheet thickness, higher efficiency on coils, returning coil packaging.

Water use

SAB consumes water for toilet and kitchen use. As consumption is minimal, there is no policy specifically aimed at water reduction.

Transport impacts

Transport impacts are managed centrally within Tata Steel and, as such, it is not possible to disaggregate the transport impacts associated with the production and delivery of specific products from specific locations from the total estimate of Tata Steel transport impacts.

Employment and skills

SAB applies a common approach to employment and skills at all, of its sites. See the general page for information Tata Steel with ref to advance the learning and development of its employees.

Local communities

SAB has an annual sponsorship budget for charities. This sponsorship consists of a financial or in kind (material) contribution to various sport events in the region and other community projects, but may also involve the use of resources or knowledge (for example, a company visit).

Performance data

SAB unit 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
CO2 emission tonnes   2,029 2,082 2,260 2,350 2,648
CO2 intensity kg/t 25.74 26.51 29.20 29.04 34.43
Fresh water consumption m3 1,271 2,447 1,292 1,155 1,803
Waste generated tonnes 213 223 340 507 440
Waste intensity kg/t 2.70 2.83 4.39 6.26 5.7
Waste re-used, recycled tonnes 213 223 340 473 408
Environmental  complaints No. 0 0 0 0 0