“How WE are being environmental stewards”
Nucor is the largest producer of steel in the United States. But more than a steel maker, we are the world’s foremost steel recycler, and one of the largest recyclers of any kind. We value the environment of the communities in which we operate, and recognize its importance to our employees, their families and continued welfare. Protecting the environment is critical to our operations and the company’s long-term success. To this end, we endorse these principles to demonstrate our commitment to the environment.
Gulf States Manufacturers is an ISO 14001 certified manufacturer. The International Organizational for Standardization (ISO) 14001 is a standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS) that applies to all businesses, regardless of size, location or income. The standard aims to continually reduce the environmental footprint of a business and to decrease the pollution and waste a business produces.
An Environmental Management System has both environmental and business benefits including:
- Improved environmental performance
- Reduced risks
- Enhanced, sustainable compliance
- Increased efficiency
- Reduced costs
- Prevention of pollution and conservation of resources
- Enhanced employee morale
- Greater employee awareness of environmental issues and responsibilities