Synopsis: BlueScope Steel's Western Port site in Hastings has achieved global recognition by receiving the ResponsibleSteelTM site certification, a pioneering sustainability standard in the steel industry. The certification is a testament to the site's commitment to environmental, social, and governance standards, including aspects like safety, environmental responsibility, community engagement, and more. This recognition is a reflection of BlueScope's dedication to high performance standards, supporting local communities, and providing quality products.Article: In a significant achievement, BlueScope Steel's Western Port site in Hastings has garnered global recognition by attaining the ResponsibleSteelTM site certification, marking a groundbreaking milestone in sustainability within the steel industry.To secure this certification, an independent assessment rigorously evaluated the site's operations across a wide spectrum of environmental, social, and governance criteria. These criteria encompassed occupational health and safety, environmental aspects such as air emissions, noise levels, water stewardship, waste management, and biodiversity preservation, as well as active community engagement.Sean Wong, the Western Port Site Manager, expressed his pride in BlueScope for achieving the ResponsibleSteel™ site certification for Western Port. He attributed this success to the outstanding efforts of the Western Port team, the excellence of their operations, and their unwavering commitment to meeting the high-performance standards in environmental, social, and governance aspects as mandated by the certification.Western Port boasts an impressive annual steel processing capacity of one million tonnes. It supplies top-quality metal-coated and painted steel products, including renowned brands like COLORBOND® steel, TRUECORE® steel, and ZINCALUME® steel, to both domestic and international markets. The Western Port operations provide employment to over 800 individuals onsite, complemented by around 100 contractors, suppliers, and supply chain partners who support their endeavors.Notably, the ResponsibleSteelTM site certification for Western Port follows the certification previously awarded to BlueScope's iron and steelmaking operations in Port Kembla, New South Wales, back in February 2022.Conclusion: BlueScope Steel's Western Port site in Hastings has achieved a remarkable milestone by earning the ResponsibleSteelTM site certification, a global benchmark for sustainability within the steel industry. This certification stands as a testament to the site's unwavering commitment to environmental, social, and governance standards, underpinned by factors such as safety, environmental responsibility, community engagement, and more. With this recognition, BlueScope continues to demonstrate its dedication to maintaining high-performance standards, supporting local communities, and delivering top-quality products.