Emirates Steel Products Conform with Local and Global Green Buildings Rating Systems

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Emirates Steel, the leading integrated steel plant in the UAE, announced that its products comply with the Leadership Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building rating system, and Abu Dhabi ESTIDAMA programme and the Pearl Building Rating System. This is part of ES’s efforts to boost sustainable building development and promote environmental, social and economic sustainability locally and globally.

Emirates Steel obtained the Recycled Content Certification (RCC) and the Health Product Declaration (HPD) from SCS Global Services, the USA-based accreditation and audit organisation. The two new certifications, along with ES’s Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) promote Emirates Steel’s leading position as the first manufacturing company and steel manufacturer in the Middle East to comply with LEED documentation and be verified by the Green Business Certification Inc.

This achievement culminated ES’s commitment to supporting sustainable development, and its endeavours to increase its market share and participation in green building projects, adding a considerable edge over its competitors and bringing value to its products and customer base.

Speaking on the occasion, Engineer Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi, CEO of Emirates Steel, said: “Emirates Steel is proud of its mandate that places sustainability and innovation at the heart of its technical and operational activities. As the first steel manufacturer in the region as well as one of the first 50 companies in the world to be verified for LEED documentation, we are committed to offering our customers leading sustainable, value-added, safe and high-quality products. Through using Emirates Steel products, our customers and developers can effectively meet local (ESTIDAMA) and international (LEED) green building requirements.”

“Moreover, we regularly collaborate with world-renowned organizations and undertake sustainability-centric initiatives to ensure our plants run at optimal environmental efficiency. Our green efforts and recognitions also bolster the UAE’s sustainable and environmental commitments and support the government’s vision of diversifying the national economy,” added Al Remeithi.

The HPDs provide a framework to report and disclose information about product contents and associated health information, while the EPDs help quantify environmental information on the life cycle of a product, and guide consumers who are environmentally focused when choosing goods or services. However, the Recycled Content Certification allows companies to demonstrate that their products contain materials that may conform with the Material & Resources criteria for Recycled Content for building products according to the LEED rating system. This trusted certification label helps manufacturers lead in global markets.

As a member of the worldsteel Climate Action Programme, Emirates Steel is also a recipient of its Certificate of Recognition for its participation in the CO2 Emissions Data Collection Programme in partnership with Al Reyadah carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) facility.

About Emirates Steel

Emirates Steel is a leading integrated steel manufacturer in the Middle East region, based in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi. Through Senaat, Emirates Steel is part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s diversified economy. Established in 1998, Emirates Steel boasts leverages cutting-edge rolling mill technology, and supplies the domestic and international markets with high quality finished products including wire rods, rebars, heavy sections and sheet piles.

Emirates Steel is the first steelmaker in the world to capture its CO2 emissions, with the possible exception of some North American manufacturers. The company plays an enabling role in building the UAE’s future and contributes to achieving the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 and UAE Centennial 2071 through its delivery of market-leading products to local industries and provision of career opportunities for talented UAE nationals.