We’re proud to advise that HERA has now gained SSC Certification.

HERA recently underwent the task of assessing our carbon footprint and have also been assessing our sustainability credentials as part of the process of achieving Sustainable Steel Council (SSC) Certification.

This is part of our commitment to positively serve our community responsibilities.

From our perspective, achieving SSC Certification recognises the continuous improvement process that is required in order to imbed sustainability in its broadest sense, into business operations.

Our CEO and SSC Chair Troy Coyle saying; “We all need to play our part in improving and stewarding intergenerational wellbeing.”

“The SSC Certification journey will help businesses identify areas that they can easily improve upon, whilst providing the resources and tools to help them get there.”

Gaining SSC Certification is achieved through an audit process based on set criteria that have been modelled on Treasury’s Living Standards Framework and relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also feeds into HERA’s proposed Aotearoa Steel Industry Transformation Agenda and Plan, which gives an industry wide blue-print to position our industry for a sustainable future.

So far, there are 23 companies who have undergone this process. The audit is valid for a 12 month period, at which time a re-audit process will be conducted. It is hoped this will provide insight to certified companies to understand their improvements in the sustainability space over the year.

If you’d like to know more about New Zealand’s first sustainable steel certification program, you can find more details here.