The BlueScope Steel Environment Management System is hierarchical in nature, with Our Bond at the apex. Each level of the hierarchy supports those above, and all components of the hierarchy are aligned to assist BlueScope Steel in achieving and demonstrating its sound environmental performance.

It is the responsibility of each employee to comply with Our Bond, HSEC Policy, and relevant Environment Standards and Procedures. Understanding how activities may affect the environment and knowing what appropriate actions to take to safely prevent and minimise any impact is a requirement of our Environment Management System. Employees are accountable to their managers for their environmental performance.

Our Bond

Included in Our Bond is the following section:

Our communities are our homes.
”Our success relies on communities supporting our business and products. In turn, we care for the environment, create wealth, respect local values and encourage involvement.  Our strength is in choosing to do what is right.”

HSEC Policy

The BSL HSEC Policy states:
“We are committed to continual improvement in our HSEC performance. We are committed to the efficient use of resources, reducing and preventing pollution, and product stewardship. To meet our HSEC commitments, we will set measurable objectives and targets. We will develop, implement and maintain management standards and systems, and comply with relevant industry standards and legal requirements.”

Environment Principles

At BlueScope Steel, we will take action within our businesses and work with our partners to continually improve our environmental footprint.

Our Environment Principles are:

Environmental performance and improvement is a management responsibility.
All employees must adhere to environment policies and procedures.
Report, investigate and correct all environmental incidents.
Training all employees to raise awareness is essential.
Honest, open, and timely communication is fundamental.

Included with the Principles is a set of Expectations that describes what each site, manager and employee will do.

Environment Standards

The BlueScope Steel Environment Standards provide the framework for the development, implementation and maintenance of Environment Management Systems across the Company. They are consistent with the requirements of the International Environment Management System Standard, ISO 14001:2004.

There are 12 Environment Standards covering requirements such as leadership, risk management, legal compliance, emergency management, training, communication, incident management and performance measurement. The Environment Standards have been reviewed and updated in 2009.

Company-Wide Procedures and Guidelines

Company-wide Environment Procedures and Guidelines have been developed to help different areas of the business manage their environmental performance and encourage a consistent approach.

Operational Procedures

Each Business, Business Unit and Department has their own set of operational procedures. Incorporated into these procedures are environmental requirements.

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