Join the ESC

Join the ESC

The ASI Environmental Sustainability Charter (ESC) membership is open to companies with structural steelwork fabrication or processing facilities in Australia.

The Environmental Sustainability Charter (ESC) was established for steelwork fabricators, processors and contractors to run their businesses more sustainably, demonstrate environmental responsibility and to fulfil steelwork sustainability requirements where a project specifies this commitment as a contractual requirement. 

ESC member companies formally declare their commitment to a set of environmentally sustainable principles and operations. The ESC member demonstrates environmental responsibility and continual improvement to carbon footprint reduction through project initiatives such as energy efficiency, scrap management and recycling and capital upgrades, whilst at the same time making cost savings. 

Ready to join the ESC?

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Member benefits

  • Demonstrates environmental responsibility to industry and beyond
  • Demonstrates company commitment to environmental sustainability
  • Promotes company performance to environmentally sustainable operations against best practice
  • Access to online Environmental Management System (compliant to BS 8555)
  • Access to 1:1 training and mentor session
  • Access to environmental management resources
  • Competitive advantage by fulfilling supplier requirements under GBCA Green Star projects (access to 2 Green Star points)
  • Business efficiency improvements 
  • Significant cost savings
  • Assists members to build sustainability credentials into their business brand

Certification Process

An ESC member company’s commitment and performance to environmentally sustainable operations are assessed and monitored via an annual audit against a range of environmental requirements as managed by ASI’s online Environmental Management System (EMS) compliant to BS 8555. 

The company is certified to one of levels of performance (below) under the Charter, and is issued with an ASI ESC certification certificate and ESC logo that can used as proof of certification and displayed on company promotional material. 

Levels of Performance


  • Certified/compliant with ISO 14001, industry leader, all Charter Commitments met, environmental management and awareness evident across all levels of business.


  • Industry best practice, closely following an EMS in accordance with the Charter, most Charter commitments met, strong environmental awareness and culture.


  • Demonstrated evidence of sound environmental management throughout the organisation, working on continual improvement.


  • Demonstrated good environmental practice and progress under the ESC, committed to environmental improvement.

Fees and charges 2022–2023

A joining fee and an annual fee are payable, which covers the introductory mentoring session, an annual audit and administration costs

Joining fee:

  • $2650 including mentoring session
  • ASI members' subsidised joining fee is $1890
  • Prices include GST.

Annual fee:

  • $2760 including annual audit
  • ASI members' subsidised annual fee is $2120
  • Annual fees are due at the end of June each year
  • Fee is per workshop site. A second site may be added at a 30% discount on the annual fee. For more than two sites, these can be added at a discount of 60% each on the annual fee. A separate audit will be conducted for each site.
  • Prices include GST

Download the ESC Terms & Conditions

Ready to join the ESC?

Contact us at or call 02 8748 0113