BlueScope obtains Global GreenTag CertTM GreenRateTM product certification

BlueScope’s COLORBOND® steel for exterior roofing and walling 0.42mm and 0.48mm in our 22 standard colours, Welded Beams and Columns and XLERPLATE® steel have gained Global GreenTagCertTM GreenRateTM certification.

All of these products have achieved the highest rating, ‘Level A’.

GreenRate™ is a robust and comprehensive third-party verified ecolabelling program aligned with the ISO 14024 standard for environmental labels and declarations. It evaluates products against a range of sustainability attributes, including health and ecotoxicity of materials and availability of environmental footprints (water and carbon). The program also evaluates the manufacturer’s environmental and social responsibility performance across a range of criteria, including environmental management systems, and ethical labour and supply chains.

“The achievement of GreenRateTM Level A for a number of our key products is a significant milestone in BlueScope’s product sustainability journey. Certification demonstrates BlueScope’s long-standing commitment to developing innovative, sustainable products and services.” John Nowlan, Chief Executive, Australian Steel Products, BlueScope

GreenRateTM certification is recognised by the Green Building Council of Australia and the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia. Specifying products with GreenRate™ can be a fast, cost-effective means for projects to earn points under their respective tools, Green Star and Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) Rating.

GreenRateTM is also recognised internationally and can help earn credits under the LEED and WELL certification programmes.

For more information visit the Global GreenTagCertTM website: www.globalgreentag.com