Qatar Steel becomes first company in Middle East to achieve ‘1 Rosette’ rating from UK CARES

Doha: Qatar Steel has become the first company in the Middle East and one of the four companies in the world to achieve “1 Rosette” rating for its good performance compared with other 22 certified companies complying only basic requirements of “PASS” rating, to be approved by the authority of UK CARES under sustainable construction steel certification scheme, for the production of continuous cast steel billets and hot rolled steel bar for the reinforcement of concrete.

Applauding the entire team of Qatar Steel, Mohammed bin Nasser Al Hajri (pictured), MD & CEO of Qatar Steel, said: “Commitment to quality is embedded in our routine business operations. It demonstrates both leadership and commitment and reflects Qatar Steel’s highest quality of operational excellence”. Al Hajri also thanked the team members for their dedication in consistently achieving the company’s level of quality and raising Qatar Steel’s reputation internationally.

Launched in 2009, CARES Certification Scheme for Sustainable Constructional Steel ensures confidence in the constructional steel performance across all the aspects of sustainability, economic, social and environmental. This certification is one step towards improving upon the sustainability performance of reinforcement bars with a systematic approach to management systems.

Reinforcing steel is a significant part of any major construction project. The supply chain for reinforcing steel, its production, distribution, processing and delivery to a construction site, is a complex process. At each stage in the supply chain, steel is transferred from one company to another. This global purchasing and local use requires effective management of the supply chain if construction projects are to be delivered on time and within budget.

The UK CARES approach to product certification is unique and provides a positive link to take actions to mitigate the climate change impacts. Such impacts are connected with the level of greenhouse gas emissions and are commonly referred to as the business carbon footprint. Qatar Steel has effectively implemented the Sustainable Constructional Steel (SCS) scheme principles in response to this demand by following the management of sustainability aspects and responsible sourcing.

Source from: The Peninsula Qatar