Our Operations

The environmental benefits of Schnitzer’s business are considerable: the preservation of natural materials; conservation of energy and water associated with mining and manufacturing of new products; and the diversion of metal materials from landfills.

At the same time, steel manufacturing is an energy- intensive activity, and our metals recycling and auto dismantling operations involve processes that can affect air and water resources. That’s why it is so important for us to manage and mitigate these impacts by using the most advanced technologies, equipment, and process controls available.

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

We continue to plan, permit, and install state-of-the-art air emissions control technologies at our metal shredding facilities throughout the United States. These technologies will significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and better protect the air quality in the communities in which we work and live.