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Steel Sustainability Australia Scheme

Steel Sustainability Australia (SSA) is a new sustainability certification scheme, run by the Australian Steel Institute, that is recognised by the Responsible Product Framework in the GBCA’s Green Star Buildings ratings tool.

It replaces the previous Environmental Sustainability Charter (ESC) that was recognised by the GBCA’s ‘Design & As Built’ ratings tool.

What is the SSA program?

SSA is designed to identify sustainable steel suppliers by assessing the environmental and social impact of their steelwork manufacturing and processing operations.

The SSA program encompasses the entire steel value chain, firstly by providing Verification of upstream Steel Producers against various ESG requirements.

SSA also provides Certification of downstream steel businesses, including reinforcing steel processors, structural steel fabricators and steel roll formers.

Certified SSA businesses can contribute to a ‘Good Practice’ or ‘Best Practice’ outcome in the Responsible Product Framework Credit of the GBCA’s Green Star Buildings tool, which delivers 3 or 5 Green Star points respectively.

InfraBuild Steel has achieved SSA's Verified Steel Producer Status

Consistent with InfraBuild’s market focussed approach to sustainability, InfraBuild Steel has achieved SSA’s Verified Steel Producer status. This is demonstrated by the Verified Supplier Certificate (available below) and on the SSA website.

Our Verified Steel Producer status provide our customers, including reinforcing processors and structural steel fabricators, with the assurance that procuring steel manufactured by InfraBuild will allow them to meet the SSA’s Credit 4.1 ‘Responsible Sourced Steel’ requirements.

InfraBuild is progressing Certification for our InfraBuild Reinforcing and ARC processing businesses.

InfraBuild documentation for SSA Credit 3.3 – Procurement OH&S Assessment

SSA Applicants seeking Level 2B or Level 3 Certification are required to seek assurances from at least 95% of their suppliers (measured by total annual spend) used in the manufacturing or processing of steel that they are appropriately managing their OH&S risks.

InfraBuild has prepared the following document to support this Credit.

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