Responsible & sustainable use
Water stewardship is a relevant issue for the Group since the production of stainless steel and high performance alloys requires large quantities of this natural resource. North American Stainless has water recirculation systems in its plant, as well as treatment systems to return as much water as possible to the environment in the same conditions of purity and quality.
Reduce specific water withdrawal by 20% by 2030, using 2015 data as a reference point. Evidence of the Group’s commitment to responsible water consumption is the fact that it achieved a 12% reduction compared to 2020.
North American Stainless archives a B grade in its performance assessed by Water CDP.
North American Stainless have strict measures in place to prevent, avoid and act should other discharges or spillages arising from the storing of other substances occur.
The facility have neutralization plants for treating acidic and basic waters, as well as emergency dams to prevent any discharges into the natural environment, and other safety instruments to eliminate any potential spillages.
The tanks are equipped with a permanent secondary containment mechanism, as well as cleaning and emergency shut down services.