JSW Steel, India’s leading private sector steel producer, just published the first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for steel in India. It is only the second EPD published for any industry in India and was developed by thinkstep Sustainability Solutions Pvt Limited, a subsidiary of thinkstep AG, Germany with IBU Germany (Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V.) as the program operator.
About JSW Steel
JSW Steel is India’s leading private-sector steel producer and among the world’s most illustrious steel companies. The flagship company JSW Group is valued at about $11 billion. JSW Steel, aproximately$9 billion, is a global conglomerate spread over six locations in India and extends to the U.S., South America and Africa. JSW’s global operations include a plate and pipe mill in the U.S. and mining assets in Chile, U.S. and Mozambique.
JSW Steel sees increasing demands from downstream customers for EPDs in the building sector to facilitate reporting to green building certification programs. The EPD communicates the environmental performance of their product in a reliable, transparent and verified way, contributing to higher scores in the rating systems.
The EPD covers “Hot-Rolled Structural Steel Strip” which is used for a variety of applications including: structural steel; drawing, forming and cold-rolling steel; high-strength, low-alloy steel; hot-rolled, medium-carbon steel; and weather-resistant steel. Access the published EPD here.