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Sustainability Net-Zero by 2050

Nucor is one of the first diversified steel makers in North America with net-zero, science-based greenhouse gas targets for 2050, which includes Scopes 1, 2 & 3.

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YOUR PARTNER IN A BETTER WORLD

Nucor’s circular EAF steelmaking process has
1/3 the GHG intensity of extractive blast furnace
steelmaking for Scopes 1, 2 & 3.

Why Nucor Steel?

Recyclable, High-Quality, Sustainable

We’re proud to be a part of a circular economy, minimizing waste and energy use and reusing all materials so that almost nothing is discarded. The steel in a Model T may have been recycled into rebar, which was recycled into a train, which eventually became a windmill. The cycle lives on.

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RECYCLING

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Steel can be infinitely recycled and reused without any quality loss. Nucor steel products are made from an average of 77.3% recycled content, with some products containing almost 100% recycled content. We also recycle more than 90% of the dust from our electric arc furnaces (EAF).

*2022 data

100% Recycled Process Water
Avg of 75.4% recycled content
Containing almost 100% recycled content
more than 90% of dust recycled from EAFs
For more than 50 years

OUR EFFICIENT PROCESS

ELECTRIC ARC FURNACES

For more than 50 years Nucor has pioneered circular, electric arc furnace (EAF) steelmaking that recycles scrap into new steel.

For more than
50 years

CO2 Emissions

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Nucor’s circular steel mill GHG intensity is 1/3 the global average of extractive, blast furnace steelmakers for Scopes 1, 2 & 3.*

*World Steel Association

  • 1.91
    Global Average
  • 2.33
    Extractive Average
  • 0.76
    Nucor Average

tons of C02e per ton of steel

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Renewable Energy

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We are committed to renewable energy. Nucor has invested in multiple power purchase agreements to lower our carbon footprint.

Solar Energy
250 MW

Wind Energy
100 MW

Made for Good

The green economy is being built with steel and the steel it’s built with matters. Together with our partners, Nucor is leading the charge across industries to create a more sustainable, carbon-free future at the scale of industry.

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Partners In Sustainability

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Have additional questions about our mills or product line’s environmental impact? Please use the form below to reach out to our team:

RESOURCES & SPECS

We are committed to working with our partners to lower emissions, save energy, reduce pollution, and conduct environmental training more efficiently. Our Environmental Management System (EMS) has been independently certified to ISO 14001:2015 standards.

  1. CERTIFIED FACILITIES

    Our goal is for every Nucor operation to achieve ISO 14001:2015 certification for its environmental management system (EMS). Certification requires third-party endorsement from an accredited registrar. The following Nucor divisions are certified.
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  2. TSCA PBT

  1. RECYCLED CONTENT LETTERS

    Learn more about the recycled content of Nucor steel mill products and downstream steel products. Recycled Content Letter
    Product Group Recycled Content Letter
  2. REACH LETTERS

    Click here to see which groups of products qualify for the European Union regulation REACH (registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemicals). REACH Statement
  1. RoHS Letters

    Click here to see which groups of products qualify for the European Union regulation RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances).
    Comprehensive Declaration
    Fastener
    Cold Finish
    Sheet
    Coated Sheet
  2. ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATIONS

    What is the environmental impact of a product throughout the whole lifecycle? Visit the Certifications page to access Nucor’s environmental product declarations.
  1. DFARS Letter

    Click here read the Statement on Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense, Minimizing the Use of Hexavalent Chromium
    DFARS Comprehensive Product Statement
  2. Safety Data Sheets

    Click here to visit the Certifications and SDS page where all of the current SDS’s are available.

ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATIONS

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