At ARC we seek to improve business sustainability by valuing environmental, social and economic considerations.
We strive for continual improvement of environmental performance, the efficient use of resources, and the minimisation or prevention of pollution at world's best practice rates. We also believe in the all-round benefits of diversity amongst our people and strive to be inclusive.
To learn more about the sustainability of ARC and our suppliers download the Arrium sustainability report.
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a verified and registered document to a recognised international standard and it communicates transparent information about the life-cycle environmental impact of our steel products.
The release of ARC’s EPD increases the multiple ways we can help you gain more points when using national building sustainability rating tools, like Green Star or ISCA. Download a copy here.
ARC formally thanks the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) and the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) for recognising our EPD and supporting their value out in the industry.
Green Star Rating
Green Star is a scheme developed by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) with the purpose of recognising and rewarding environmental leadership within the building industry. ARC steel is proudly Australian made and compliant and our products contribute towards your project achieving its Green Star rating.
Download a copy of our Green Star Confirmation Letter. To learn more visit GBCA or ask your ARC Account Manager.
ARC are a proud contributor to recycling rates from construction and industrial sources in Australia. Steel is 100% recyclable, which is a benefit for the construction industry, a major contributor to waste. A very high proportion of the steel used in manufacturing ARC reinforcing products is recycled scrap steel produced in an Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) process, which makes steel mainly by recycling scrap steel that already exists.
Production of steel through the EAF process consumes fewer natural resources and significantly less energy than steel produced from scratch. As the World Steel Association notes, once steel is produced, it has a potentially endless life cycle. It is recycled without loss of quality.
ARC has been making steel and providing employment for Australians since the company began in 1920. Today we employ more than 700 employees across Australia. We believe that there is strength in diversity, and what sets us apart as individuals makes us stronger as a team. We are currently focused on diversity in three specific areas: diversity of thinking; gender diversity and cultural diversity.