June 20th, 2024

In today's global marketplace, ethical considerations are increasingly at the forefront of procurement practices. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the steel industry, where certification and compliance play a pivotal role in ensuring responsible and sustainable sourcing practices. Certification programs such as ISO 9001 for quality management and ISO 14001 for environmental management are widely adopted by steel suppliers to demonstrate adherence to rigorous standards. These certifications not only signify a commitment to producing high-quality products but also underscore a dedication to minimizing environmental impact throughout the steel production process.

Furthermore, compliance with international labor standards is paramount in ethical steel sourcing. Initiatives such as the Responsible Steel Standard and the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Minerals Sector provide frameworks for companies to assess and address human rights, labor rights, and social impacts associated with steel production. By adhering to these standards, steel sourcing entities uphold principles of fairness and respect for workers' rights, contributing to a more sustainable and socially responsible supply chain.

Ultimately, the integration of certification and compliance mechanisms into steel sourcing practices is not merely about meeting regulatory requirements; it's about embracing a holistic approach to sustainability and ethical responsibility. By prioritizing certified suppliers and demanding compliance with industry standards, stakeholders across the steel supply chain can foster transparency, accountability, and trust. In doing so, they not only mitigate risks associated with unethical practices but also contribute to the long-term viability of the steel industry and the well-being of communities worldwide. 

REACH does not apply to solid raw materials in the form of end products, as those at ECONSTEEL. To the extent that an ECONSTEEL product contains a Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) above the regulatory threshold, ECONSTEEL supplies this information on its safety data sheet (SDS), which are provided to each purchaser and available on our website or upon written request. 

No Supplier shall supply goods to ECONSTEEL containing columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite, wolframite, tin, tungsten, tantalum or gold (the "Conflict Minerals") obtained from sources that finance or benefit armed groups in any "Covered Country" as defined by Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.


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