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Fiscal 2021 ESG Achievements


  • Achieved 100 percent net carbon-free electricity use.

  • Recycled more than 4.74 million metric tons of metals.

  • Named to 2021 CDP A List for Water Security.


  • Achieved safest year on record.

  • Launched 6 Employee Resource Groups.

  • Conducted more than 38,500 hours of employee training & development.

  • Certified as a Great Place to Work®.

  • Recorded more than 900 hours of paid volunteer time off.


  • Demonstrated Board diversity through 50 percent gender balance.

  • Named one of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies®.

  • Recognized by Newsweek as one of America’s Most Responsible Companies of 2021.

  • Named by S&P Global as a 2021 Sustainability Yearbook Member and an Industry Mover.

  • Winner of S&P Global Platts 2021 Global Metals Awards Industry Leadership Award — Scrap & Recycling.

About This Report

This is Schnitzer’s eighth Sustainability Report. It covers the 2021 fiscal year, which concluded on August 31, 2021, and details our progress on relevant environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics and key performance indicators across the Company’s operations and product and service offerings.