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  • The global challenge

    As we enter the second decade of the twenty-first century, mankind is faced with many challenges.

    Climate change  is a major challenge, but it is not the only one.  Very closely aligned to climate change is the challenge to ensure energy security  for the ever-growing global population , while ensuring that future generations can enjoy the same benefits. Our global society needs to address how we manage finite, non-renewable resources , from fossil fuels to essential minerals.  We need to ensure the accessibility of safe drinking water  for all people on our planet, while eroding some of the inequalities in welfare that exist.  We need to tackle the irreversible damage that human activity is having on our planet’s eco-system, including global warming.  

    These are all major challenges for the human race to be truly sustainable.

    In line with our Vision  and Values , the primary, over-riding principle for our sustainability activity is that we will always aim to have the most beneficial impact on a long-term, holistic view of sustainability. We aim to help tackle the major issues facing our global communities in the long-term, notably access to necessary resources, including energy, clean water and minerals; equitable economic and social progress; and protection of the fragile eco-systems of our planet.

    Steel and the future

    Steel is essential to modern life and to a future of sustainable development.

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    People, Planet, Prosperity

    We take a long-term view of sustainability to balance economic prosperity and social equity with looking after the one planet on which we live.

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