Sustainability is a business requirement and no longer optional. Ethical and socially responsible companies need to be able to demonstrate to their stakeholders how they perform and where they are heading regarding many aspects of environmental, social, governance and economics.

worldsteel has taken a new purpose-driven and action-oriented approach to encourage steel producers and associations to be proactively engaged in worldsteel’s sustainability programmes and to continue to progress in their sustainability journey.

The updated worldsteel Sustainability Charter includes 9 principles and 20 criteria covering the areas of environment, social, governance and economics (ESGE). To become a Charter member, steel companies must meet the 20 criteria.

It is also a step forward in harmonising existing worldsteel sustainability activities, including the 8 Sustainability Indicators, worldsteel Day for Safety and Health, and the LCI data collection programme. Charter Membership is an eligibility criterion for worldsteel’s Sustainability Champions Recognition Programme.

More than 40 worldsteel members have been recognised as worldsteel Sustainability Charter Members, reaffirming their commitment to the updated 9 sustainability Principles.



2024 Charter Member organisations:

(Updated in March 2024)

wordsteel has recognised more than 40 producers and associations that are proactively engaged in our sustainability programmes.


Passive Sustainability Charter Members: