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Steel cares for its community

Steel industry's role in health, community, and economy


It is SAISI policy to reduce the impact of our members’ operations on the environment.  The goal is to promote sustainability, environmental and climate awareness.

Latest Steel Matters

SteelMatters – JUNE 2024

This month, we cover primary steel trade, steel-consuming sectors, international steel prices, high imports, declining exports, and slowing production in South Africa's steel sector.

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Steel cares for its community.

The steel industry cares about the health and the steel well-being of both the people who work with us and live around us. Steel is local – the steel industry touch people’s lives and make them better. The steel industry creates jobs, the steel industry builds a community, the steel industry drives a local economy for the long term.

Key Facts
  • Many steel companies build roads, transport systems, schools, and hospitals in the areas around their sites.

  • In developing countries, steel companies are often more directly involved in the provision of healthcare services and education for the wider community.

  • Once established, steel plant sites operate for decades, providing long-term stability in terms of employment, community benefits and economic growth.

  • Steel companies generate jobs and substantial tax revenues which benefit the local communities in which they operate.