New ASI awards showcase sustainable use of steel

MEDIA RELEASE

31 August 2023

New ASI awards showcase sustainable use of steel

Sustainable use of steel in building and construction projects has never been more important. 

With this in mind, the steel industry‚Äôs peak body the Australian Steel Institute (ASI) has launched the Steel Sustainability Awards to recognise exemplary achievements in sustainable design and use of steel. 

If you have a project or initiative demonstrating exemplary sustainable performance, enter NOW and see your work recognised and rewarded nationally. Entries close 31 October 2023.

The new awards will showcase the sustainable achievements of the end-to-end supply chain across two broad focus areas:

  • the use of steel in building and construction projects.
  • company sustainability initiatives.

The awards are open to everyone in the steel supply chain eg, architects, designers, engineers, steel manufacturers, distributors, fabricators, processors, builders or constructors. 

Categories

The awards will feature four categories, with a fifth presented if warranted to recognise an overall exemplary entry. Winners will be announced online in early 2024.

The categories are: 

  • Large projects ($10m or over)

Use of steel in design and construction projects for sustainable impact (new build or refurbishment).

  • Small projects (less than $10m)

Use of steel in design and construction projects for sustainable impact (new build or refurbishment).

  • Company sustainability initiatives (large business, 75-or-more full-time employees)

A company- specific, steel related initiative that has resulted in positive sustainable impact.

  • Company sustainability initiative (small business, less than 75 full-time employees)

A company- specific, steel related initiative that has resulted in positive sustainable impact

  • Judges award

An award if warranted recognising an overall exemplary entry.

Conditions

For categories 1 and 2 steel must have been fabricated or processed in Australia and sourced from predominantly Australian made steel (where such steel is produced in Australia) to qualify. 

Entries for categories 3 and 4 must be submitted by an Australian company (holds ABN) that provides steel related services or products including research and development in steel related solutions.

The application fee of $450 is payable at the point of submitting your entry. Costs associated with preparing an entry are the responsibility of the applicant.

Full criteria for each award category can be found online via the awards web page. Enter today at www.steel.org.au/sustainability-awards

The ASI is the peak body for the local steel industry, representing 500 companies and 5,000 members. Founding members are BlueScope, InfraBuild, Liberty Primary Steel and Stramit Building Products. Steel generates 100,000 jobs and $29b in annual revenue in Australia.


For more information on this press release, please contact ASI marketing and communications manager Steven Andrew on 0473 480 964 or stevena@steel.org.au.