Overview

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Schnitzer’s business contributes to sustainability with a “cradle-to-cradle” approach. Our process helps keep metal products in circulation, giving these products a new useful life, and prevents additional raw materials from being mined to make new products.

We also make an important contribution by reducing the environmental impact of our own operations — the processes that transform cars, appliances, and other metal products into scrap, and transform that scrap into finished steel products for new construction and manufacturing.

Over the past several years, Schnitzer has implemented several operational improvement projects to meet or exceed regulatory requirements throughout our enterprise. But as we know, the journey to becoming a more sustainable company has no end point. Our Sustainable Principle of “Continuous Improvement” drives us to continuously explore and pursue practices that promote sustainable operations.

We are now in the process of adding state-of-the-art emission control technologies to our shredder facilities throughout the United States. These technologies will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and better protect the air quality in the communities where we work and live.