At Tata Steel we are committed to making the products society needs and to making them in the most responsible way. Our commitment to sustainability also means we actively manage our impacts and contribution throughout the full life of our products - with our suppliers, within our own operations, through the supply chains we serve and by taking responsibility for recycling steel. Colorcoat Prisma® has achieved BES 6001 responsible sourcing certificate which reinforces our commitment to sustainability.
Life Cycle Assessment
We constantly strive to ensure that the manufacturing processes and materials used to manufacture Colorcoat Prisma® are the most sustainable available. Moreover, the enhanced robustness and durability of Colorcoat Prisma® mean that it significantly outperforms other pre-finished steel in terms of environmental impacts over the full life cycle. To demonstrate the environmental impacts, Tata Steel have published an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for each of the Colorcoat® assessed cladding systems, based on an initial Life Cycle Analysis.
System environmental assessment
In the UK all roof and wall systems using pre-finished steel achieve a Green Guide A+ rating. Manufacture and processing of Colorcoat Prisma® into building envelope products, through our approved supply chain, can meet the responsible sourcing criteria for BREEAM. Our manufacturing site has an environmental management system which has been certified to ISO 14001.
Colorcoat Prisma® is truly recyclable without any loss of quality, time after time. There is a well established and very efficient steel recycling infrastructure which ensures that all steel collected at end of life goes back into steel manufacture. Through this efficient recycling of steel, the environmental investment in steel-making is never wasted, making steel the most sustainable construction material.