Posted on 19/01/2021 in collaborative action Stakeholder collaboration Raw materials materials supply chain sustainability

BRUSSELS (Belgium), January 19, 2021 – Drive Sustainability joins Responsible Steel and strengthens joint efforts on responsibly sourced and produced steel.

Sustainable raw materials is one key strategic ambitions identified in the strategy of Drive Sustainability. The partners work together on common risk assessment, standardized tools and methods to ensure the sustainable sourcing of raw materials. Joining forces with Responsible Steel represents a milestone in Drive Sustainability’s approach. It is through collaboration with sectors and local partners that we can address sourcing challenges and address social and environmental conditions on the ground. The collaborative activities of Drive Sustainability complement the individual activities of the partner companies.

“Drive Sustainability, representing some of the major global car producers with a collaborative agenda towards a circular and sustainable automotive supply chain will be a great asset in helping ResponsibleSteel and our members to develop applicable approaches and tools” said Ali Lucas, Executive Director of ResponsibleSteel.  “We are delighted to welcome Drive Sustainability as an Associate member and benefiting from their insight and experience”, continued Lucas.

Stefan Crets, Executive Director at CSR Europe, facilitator of Drive Sustainability, said: “Steel is one of the most important materials for the automotive sector. For instance, steel plays a very important role when it comes to reducing carbon emissions in the supply chain or striving towards circular production and sustainable business models. ResponsibleSteel, as a standard & certification initiative has an important role to play within this context. A sustainable steel supply chain is crucial for the companies involved in Drive Sustainability, as it contributes to reach the strategic ambitions of the partnership from a social and environmental perspective.  Drive Sustainability is looking forward working with ResponsibleSteel to help the ecosystem of the steel supply chain, especially producers and their upstream supply network, to move towards more responsibly sourced and produced steel.”