Sustainability

HARNESSING THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF STEEL
 
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Drive steel forward with Worthington Steel. Lighter, faster, more efficient products that don’t sacrifice strength. Innovative solutions that chart a course into the new energy frontier. With our sustainable approach to steel, everything is possible.

Taking Action

Driving Sustainability Forward

Worthington Steel takes action today to impact the tomorrow we all share. By focusing on our commitment to sustainability, we help power industries to enter a new era of possibilities. With our innovation and support, the future of our planet is brighter.

Fiscal 2023

586

metric tons of CO2e offset via third-party verified carbon offsets purchased at five of our facilities

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1,821

metric tons of CO2e GHG emissions reductions as a result of renewable energy purchases in India and China

97%

of total waste produced in our facilities are diverted from landfills

Best ESG Companies 2022 & Most Responsible Companies 2023

As part of Worthington Industries, we’re proud to earn top recognition for our approach to sustainability from some of the country’s most reputable sources.
Green Star Award, A Worthington Initiative

Taking Initiative

Green Star Award

We challenge ourselves to lead the way with environmental conservation and stewardship. In 2012, we implemented the Green Star Initiative to recognize the important strides we make in our facilities.

Every single one of our locations rose to the challenge in FY23, with each earning at least one star and claiming 69 percent of available star awards overall.

One of our teams earned all five stars. Our Steel facility in Columbus, Ohio adopted a process improvement initiative to optimize oxygen flow, resulting in a reduction of 19M+ CF annual hydrogen consumption.

Environmental Management System

Mitigating Risks and Expanding Innovation

We use our Environmental Management System (EMS) to identify and manage environmental risks and seize new opportunities. By following industry best practices for responsible metals processing, we help drive the continuous improvement of our manufacturing systems.

Geoff Gilmore, President & CEO of Worthington Steel

Sustainability is a core approach at Worthington Steel. We see it as an extension of Our Philosophy. It’s about taking action and taking care of what’s important – our people, our communities and our planet. Our purpose drives our innovation. We’re committed to being the kind of environmental steward that makes a meaningful impact. Just like Our Philosophy, that’s not going to change.

OUR CULTURE

Who We Serve Is the Core of Who We Are

Our Philosophy guides everything we do, because our shareholders, employees and communities deserve the kind of rewarding relationship where they can thrive. That’s why we’ve built a culture where people come first. It’s the only way we know how to do business.

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SafeWorks

Sustainability Starts with Safety

Our people are our greatest asset, so protecting them is paramount. For 20+ years, our SafeWorks program has been an integral part of driving a world-class safety culture.

In 2022, as part of Worthington Industries, our total case incident report per 100 employees was nearly two times better than the industry average within the Primary Metal Manufacturing category, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

INNOVATION

A Life Cycle of Sustainability

When products are built stronger, lighter and more efficiently, we improve sustainability over their entire life cycle. That’s why innovation is the key to unlocking a responsible path forward.

Higher quality solutions are longer lasting solutions. And when products reach the end of their cycle, our commitment to finding sustainable disposal methods helps keep the cycle going strong.

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