Nippon Steel published Steel Sheet EcoLeaf EPDs.

Published on: 21 April 2022
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Nippon Steel Corporation has published the EcoLeaf Environmental Product Declarations (EPD*) verified by Sustainable Management Promotion Organization's SuMPO Environmental Label Program. The declarations cover eleven steel sheet products including hot-rolled steel sheets, pickled steel sheets and electrogalvanized steel sheets.

EcoLeaf Environmental Product Declaration Program is a verification and registration program based on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to communicate quantitative environmental information covering the entire life cycle of a product, from resource mining up to manufacturing etc. as well as recycling potential. This allows our customers to assess the environmental burden throughout the life cycles of the products they use. The published declarations follow those of steel sheets for packaging such as tinplate, tin-free steel and laminated steel sheets published previously. The steel sheets this time are used in wider variety of applications such as automobiles, home appliances, building and lifeline infrastructures. As a leading manufacturer of steel sheets, Nippon Steel supplies a wide variety of reliable, quality products and contributes to customers' reduction in CO2 emissions and environmental burden through manufacturing products of light-weight and high-strength as well as process-saving. In construction products, those with EPD achieve one point in the LEED certification [*3], a green building rating system, if the builder use certain amount of such products. The EcoLeaf EPDs for construction [*2] contribute to helping customers achieve the LEED certification. Since Nippon Steel first published the EcoLeaf EPDs for H-shapes in December 2019, we have published a total of 33 EcoLeaf EPDs for variety of products, covering most of our steel products. As the movement toward carbon neutrality is accelerating around the world, more and more areas are being evaluated by our customers, including even the materials they use. By expanding the scope of EcoLeaf EPD products to include steel sheets, our customers using Nippon Steel's steel sheets will be able to assess the environmental burdens in the lifecycle of their sheet sheets more easily with verification. Nippon Steel will continue to pursue the world's best technology and manufacturing capabilities while proactively communicating the environmental performance of our steel products, which are highly recyclable, environmentally friendly, sustainable and in compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations.

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