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Steel is green.

We are committed to minimizing our impact on the environment and protecting natural resources. 

Steel is the most recycled material in the world. As one of the world's largest metal recyclers, our vertically integrated manufacturing processes save over 657,000,000 cubic feet of landfill space annually. Our recycled metal scrap is melted into new steel in our electric furnaces, rolled into finished products in our rolling mills, and fabricated into job specific lengths to be used in projects that build America's buildings and infrastructure.

Our micro and mini mill steelmaking processes consume less natural resources and release fewer emissions than the blast furnace steelmaking technology. For every ton of steel recycled, we save the use of 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone. By using steel scrap as our primary raw material, we reduce CO2 emissions by 58% and conserve our natural resources.

CMC is committed to conducting business in a manner that manages and promotes environmental responsibility. We fulfill this commitment by:

  • Conducting our operations in an environmentally sound manner
  • Applying the principles of reducing, reusing and recycling in all company processes
  • Promoting environmental responsibility among our employees
  • Pursuing continuous improvement in our environmental performance

To further our commitment of reducing energy consumption, CMC is partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy by participating in the “Better Buildings, Better Plants Program”. The “Better Buildings, Better Plants Program” is a national initiative to drive significant improvements in energy efficiency across U.S. industry, and by our participation, CMC is committing to the goal of significantly reducing our energy intensity over the next ten years. The focus of the program is to improve the energy efficiency of our existing operations and to make conscious choices towards energy conservation each time we purchase or upgrade equipment for our facilities.

Environmental Policy

As part of Commercial Metals Company’s Guiding Principles, CMC endeavors to give back to our communities. We take seriously the responsibility that comes with being a good corporate citizen and are dedicated to making a positive impact in our local communities where we live and work.  At the core of what we do, we encourage recycling, recovery and reuse of residual materials.

In furtherance of these principles, CMC has established this Environmental Policy. Taking into consideration the environmental condition in which CMC operates, CMC is committed to conducting all aspects of our business in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, permits and authorizations and internal requirements governing our operations.  We are committed to performing our operations in an environmentally responsible manner.

CMC is committed to pollution prevention by operating in an environmentally friendly manner. Our commitment to regulatory compliance is also a commitment to our customers. We endeavor to communicate effectively with our employees, neighbors and stakeholders, and continually improve our environmental compliance program through regular evaluations and technological advances.
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