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ArcelorMittal steel is awarded for its outstanding sustainability in Singapore

On May 2022, ArcelorMittal International was awarded in Singapore the highest rating in the Singapore Green Building Council’s Leadership in Sustainability awards. The certificate acknowledges ArcelorMittal’s HISTAR® high strength structural steels for their outstanding sustainable impact, due to usage of 100% scrap steel and EAF production route.

In Singapore as in many countries, government is pushing hard on sustainability. Buildings in Singapore account for over 20% of carbon emissions and consume more than a third of the nation’s electricity. Singapore is already one of the most solar-dense cities in the world, but this is not enough. All efforts by companies, especially in the construction sector, must be encouraged and the most efficient solutions rewarded.

The Singapore Green Building Council Leadership in Sustainability awards recognises professionals, organisations and construction projects that have made significant contributions to the development of a green, sustainable built environment.

ArcelorMittal International was among the 20 winners of the year and was awarded the highest rating in presence of Grace FU, Singapore’s minister for sustainability and environment.

Singapore Green Building certification for ArcelorMittal’s HISTAR®

Tan Yi Zhou, Technical Sales and Business Development, ArcelorMittal International, attended SGBC Gala Dinner on 20th May and received Singapore Green Building Product Certificate SGBP 4275 from Singapore Green Building Council’s President, Tang Kok Thye.

“This certification shows that ArcelorMittal is environmentally responsible. It is a great recognition for our efforts towards carbon neutral steel, says Tan Yi Zhou. I would also like to highlight that ArcelorMittal is the only steel supplier on the list that has structural steel beams and columns certified by SGBC, with a 4-tick certificate.” 

90% reduction with the perfect low carbon partners: HISTAR® and XCarb® recycled and renewably produced

ArcelorMittal International got the SGBP 4275 certificate for ArcelorMittal steel manufactured according to ETA-10/0156 standard: ArcelorMittal’s HISTAR® high strength steel has been recognised for its low CO2 emission: with 100% scrap steel used in the electric arc furnace route, HISTAR® emits 524kg CO2/tonne for the life cycle analysis’ A1-A3 modules.

ArcelorMittal can even go one step further in decarbonising HISTAR® steel products, by manufacturing them with renewably produced electricity, with XCarb® recycled and renewably produced label: when lean design using high strength HISTAR® sections is combined with XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel, designers can find the perfect low carbon solution. Pairing a low embodied carbon manufacturing process with high strength steel can deliver carbon reductions of up to 90% (for HISTAR® 460).

Therefore, the next step is for our ArcelorMittal International colleagues in Singapore to get another certificate to differentiate XCarb® recycled and renewably produced (with its low CO2e emissions at 333kg.CO2/tonne) from current SGBP 4-tick certified steels, at 524kg CO2e/tonne.

HISTAR® steels shipped from ArcelorMittal Belval & Differdange mills are commonly used in South East Asia projects, such as, in Singapore, ICA building extension, CanningHill Piers, Project Phoenix, Labrador 230kV underground substation (first in the SEA region), Punggol Digital District, Funan DigitaLife Mall, Changi Jewel, State Courts, Marina Bay metro station, Duo Residences, Merdeka 118 (Malaysia), Landmark 81 (Vietnam), The Imperium (Philippines), and still counting.

ArcelorMittal was already certified by Singapore Green Building Council for two other product ranges, highlighting the company’s efforts towards sustainable products, with SGBP 4273 certificate (4-tick, leader) for structural steel beams and sections manufactured according to EN10025-2 and SGBP 4274 certificate (4-tick, leader) for structural steel beams and sections manufactured according to EN10025-4.