Sep. 21, 2021
Nippon Steel Corporation
Nippon Steel Corporation (Nippon Steel) has obtained the EcoLeaf environmental label (*) certification from the Sustainable Management Promotion Organization (SuMPO) in the categories of "Steel Plates for Building Structures (JIS, EN, and ASTM standards)" and "Steel Plates for Building Structures (product standards approved by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)" typified by high tensile steel plates for building structures (BT-HT™ series). These are the first EcoLeaf Certificates for steel plate products.
Nippon Steel's steel plates for building structures cover almost all JIS standards and product standards approved by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. They are used as steel frame materials to support the structures of various buildings including high-rise buildings, warehouses, factories, schools, and hospitals. As the leading manufacturer of steel plates for building structures, we offer solutions to a wide range of customer needs, such as improving safety, reducing construction time, and extending the service life of buildings with our extensive product lineup and reliable quality.
EcoLeaf is an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD*) certification system that uses the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology to show quantitative environmental information covering the entire lifecycle of a product, from resource extraction to manufacturing/assembly, distribution, use, discarding, and recycling. This allows our customers to objectively assess the environmental burden throughout the lifecycles of the products they use.
Since December 2019, when Nippon Steel first obtained the EcoLeaf environmental label for H-shapes, we have obtained a total of 17 EcoLeaf environmental cerificates, including for products other than construction materials. By obtaining the certification this time for steel plates for building structures, in addition to H-shapes and SMart BEAM®, our core products used for structural building components are now all certified. Thanks to this, customers will be able to objectively assess the environmental burden of entire buildings.
Nippon Steel will continue to pursue the world's best technology and manufacturing capabilities while actively disclosing the environmental performance of steel products, which are highly recyclable, environmentally friendly, sustainable and in compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations.
* EcoLeaf environmental label, Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
An international certification system that discloses quantitative environmental information that contributes to the LCA of products, from resource extraction to manufacturing/assembly, distribution, use, disposal, and recycling. It is a Type III environmental label specified in the ISO 14025 standard, and is referred to internationally as EPD. EcoLeaf is an EPD operated in Japan by the Sustainable Management Promotion Organization as the “EcoLeaf Environmental Label Program” (https://ecoleaf-label.jp/english/).