Embedded into every steel bar are technological investments that reduce its environmental impact.
As the Philippines lagged behind its neighbor in steel manufacturing, SteelAsia has made a commitment to build the domestic steel industry which it believes is the foundation of a country’s growth and development.
SteelAsia is expanding aggressively to respond to the increasing domestic demand for steel products and replace costly imports. It is diversifying to produce steel products that are currently all imported, such as steel beams, sheet piles, angles, and wire rod.
With the completion of SteelAsia’s expansion projects, the country will be able to achieve 70% steel self-sufficiency ahead of the 2030 target in the government’s Iron and Steel Roadmap.
At the same time, these projects will double steel industry jobs from currently more than 10,000 to 21,000 while the support industries will generate an additional 52,500 employment, mostly in the countryside.
At the core of SteelAsia’s operations is our customer – the Filipino.
For our business to have its place in society, we ensure that our products perform as they are meant to - to provide strength to structures used by people. This is because we believe that the safety of Filipino lives is paramount.
In order to consistently produce according to Philippine National Standards,SteelAsia installs the most modern technologies into its manufacturing lines.Precision automation and equipment ensure that SteelAsia has the capability to produce quality steel at all times.
With these technologies along with its quality assurance processes, SteelAsia is the first in the country to be certified in accordance to international standards such as ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 17025 (Quality Testing Laboratory), and UK CARES (British Standard Conformity).
SteelAsia, in cooperation with the DTI, supports the efforts to protect consumers by:
Seriously committed to preserve the environment, SteelAsia is the first in the Philippine steel industry to be certified in accordance with ISO 14001 – the international standard for Environmental Management Systems.
Embedded into every steel bar that SteelAsia delivers are the technological investments that reduce its environmental impact.
In 2018, SteelAsia inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the sustainable conservation, development, and management of at least 100 hectares of land for a period of up to six years within the areas where the company’s plants operate.
Through the SteelAsia Foundation, the company has already signed up under the MOU with DENR the greening of 25 hectares of forest land in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental where one of our plants is located.
Under the MOU, the DENR and Steel Asia agreed to work together in implementing programs seeking to “reduce carbon footprints in the environment, alleviate solid waste management and generally help improve the ecological condition of the country.”
SteelAsia’s mills are part of the communities that they are located in. Working together with customers, domestic businesses, local governments, suppliers, and its immediate neighborhood, SteelAsia aims to create a positive impact in the communities it operates.
The company employs the bulk of its workforce from the communities where it operates, including hiring of non-college graduates. The undereducated now have opportunities to be employed and to further develop and enhance their qualifications.
SteelAsia believes that community-based labor hiring is more sustainable. Living far from the workplace incurs higher commuting and living costs which impedes long-term employment. Up to 90% of our labor force live in and around the communities where we are located.
SteelAsia is able to lower the cost of construction by integrating its operations with construction operations. Customers can effectively outsource their rebar logistics management, site coordination and technical oversight to SteelAsia.
SteelAsia also partners with its local distributors, acting as a manufacturer, warehouse and logistics arm to better serve its customers. These partnerships further lower the cost of steel for builders and the community, ensuring customer and community support.