GERDAU'S COMMITMENT TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Climate change is an important topic for Gerdau within its business and sustainability strategy.
Since its foundation more than 120 years ago, the company has been operating with a production matrix based primarily on recycling scrap and charcoal. This environmentally conscious formula has enabled Gerdau to always place among the global steel industry's lowest greenhouse gas emitters. But we know we must go further.
Therefore, we are assuming a goal of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions to 0.82 t/CO2e per tonne of steel by 2031. This new level will put Gerdau at a volume of emissions less than half the global average in the steel sector. Emissions are even lower in North America, where all Gerdau locations utilize scrap-based electric arc furnace technology.
In this same movement of decarbonizing our operations, we are also assuming an ambition to make our operations carbon neutral by 2050. We are still developing the plan to reach this goal, but we are committed to bringing solutions to society's challenges to shape a more sustainable future for all.
Learn more about how Gerdau is currently positioned in greenhouse gas emissions compared to the steel industry and the advances we are pursuing to reduce these emissions in the short, medium, and long term.
DID YOU KNOW?
Steel is an essential and irreplaceable material, infinitely and 100% recyclable. Steel is present in the lives of millions of people at different moments and locations in their routines, in the houses where they live, and in the means of transport they use. Steel is present in new power generation technologies, as raw material for solar panels and wind towers, and in new infrastructure solutions, making it a crucial material for decarbonizing the planet.