Scaw Metals certified as ‘Green’

01 October 2015

In March 2015, as a result of its on-going dedication to sustainable business practices, the Scaw Metals Group (Scaw) has achieved the feat of having their steel certified “Green” by Ecospecifier Global GreenTag South Africa.

For Scaw, this certification is an affirmation of the company’s determined efforts to be recognised as a green building partner; manufacturing products that protect nature and its people. “As an organisation, we are dedicated to making sustainable decisions,” asserted Markus Hannemann, Scaw Metals Group CEO.

GreenTag SA Certification is a world first, third-party, green building product rating system which was launched in Australia in 2010 by Ecospecifier (Pty) Ltd. Underpinned by rigorous scientific and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Health, Ecotoxicity, Greenhouse Gas Emission and Biodiversity assessment processes, the rating system also boasts advanced, robust ‘beyond LCA’ certification methodology which is independently verified as an ISO 14024-compliant Type 1 Eco label.

The Ecospecifier global Verified Product Program ensures that products have been rigorously assessed by a third party, in accordance with the Verified Product Program Standard. All product eco claims meet ISO 14021 and ACCC Environment Claims Guidelines.

Operating under license as Global GreenTag (Pty) Ltd in South Africa, Green Tag, has been acknowledged by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) as a valuable assessment tool.

Thus far, Scaw has received certification for its cast products, grinding media, rolled products and wire rod products. These products are Scaw primary steel products, hence the need for their certification.

Scaw has advised that they will not pursue certification for all their ropes, strand and chain products etc. as not all of these products are produced from Scaw primary steel.

“This is further proof of our ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability, we are very mindful of the impact of global warming and the pressing need to conserve finite resources,” asserted Ufikile Khumalo, Scaw’s executive chairman.

About the Scaw Metals Group
Scaw is a South Africa-based Company producing highly specialised and critical consumable components for the mining, rail, power, offshore oil and gas, construction, commercial and other industrial sectors. The business operates through four product-focused business units with facilities in South Africa. Grinding Media produces high chrome and forged grinding media. Wire Rod Products produces steel wire rope, chain, wire and strand and other related products for mining, industrial, construction and offshore oil drilling applications. Cast Products designs and produces a variety of cast steel products for the mining, metal processing, power generation and railway industries. Rolled Products is a manufacturer of low and high carbon long steel products.

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