Sustainability Principles

Industry Engagement

We are an active member of a number of organizations and associations for the recycling and steel manufacturing industries. Schnitzer holds leadership roles in several of these organizations.

Our involvement allows us to learn and share best practices with our peers, as well as develop and shape commonsense policies that protect the environment while promoting sustainable business models. Our Director of Governmental and Public Affairs currently serves as national secretary and treasurer of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), and other leaders hold positions in local chapters. In the Southeast, Schnitzer is involved with the Georgia Recyclers Association, the Alabama Recyclers Association, and automotive manufacturers associations in Georgia and Alabama. We are proud to serve in leadership roles, or maintain general membership and representation, with:

  • American Wire Producers Association (AWPA)

  • Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA)

  • Bureau of International Recycling (BIR)

  • Business Roundtable (BR)

  • Columbia Corridor Association (CCA)

  • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI)

  • Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI)

  • National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

  • Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA)

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce