Over 90% of the steel we fabricate consists of recycled materials.
Sustainability means more than producing and providing better products and services. It means taking a holistic approach to the social, environmental and economic aspects of business and being responsible stewards of valuable resources. It also means helping customers accomplish their own similar goals.
Approximately 92 percent of mill products High Steel sources consist of recycled materials. And steel has a low environmental impact thanks to industry efforts to reduce emissions, recycle materials, and develop new, more Earth-friendly technologies. Virtually 100 percent of a bridge’s structural steel can be recycled and made into new materials.
High Steel and the High Green Initiative
The High Green Initiative is the High® companies ongoing, committed program designed to reduce our companies’ carbon footprints through careful management of greenhouse gas emissions and an environmentally responsible approach to the processes that we use to produce and deliver our products and services. As part of this initiative, High Steel builds on the industry’s efforts by recycling the scrap steel that is a by-product of our fabrication process – the flux used in the submerged arc welding process and the shot from the steel blasting process.
In addition, we’ve also invested in technology to reduce VOC emissions during the steel coatings process and reduced the overall energy consumed by our facilities.
For more information about steel and sustainablity, please visit the following resources:
AISC - Designing for Sustainability
AISI - Steel and the Environment