Feb. 15, 2022
Nippon Steel Corporation
Nippon Steel Corporation (Nippon Steel) has obtained the EcoLeaf environmental label (*) certification from the Sustainable Management Promotion Organization (SuMPO) in the category of Structure Steel Plate (JIS, EN, and ASTM standards and NIPPON STEEL product standards).
The latest certification covers such business areas as shipbuilding, wind power generation, construction machinery, and industrial machinery, exhaustively covering all our steel plates, along with the certification we obtained earlier for the category of Steel Plates for Building Structures. As the leading manufacturer of steel plates, we help customers reduce their CO2 emissions by such means as achieving lighter products weights, reducing construction time , and extending the service life of buildings with our rich 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 life cycle 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 life cycles 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 22 EcoLeaf environmental certificates for various types of products. As initiatives for carbon neutrality are accelerating around the world, our customers are considering the materials of our products for their assessment in an increasing number of business areas. The latest certification has added to our certified areas for steel plates, facilitating all customers using our steel plates for both building and non-building purposes to objectively assess the environmental loads of the steel plates they use throughout their life cycles.
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/).