Conares rebar and inset, Bharath Bhatia
Conares wins top sustainability certification
Dubai, April 17, 2014
Conares, a leading provider of downstream steel products in the region, has received sustainable constructional steel certification by the UK Certification Authority for Reinforcing Steels (Cares) for its rebar manufacturing division.
This is for operating a documented environmental management system that satisfies the requirements of ISO 14001, said a statement.
Conares has its manufacturing facility in Dubai's Jebel Ali Free Zone Area (JAFZA).
The certification scheme provides Conares an independent certification of the environmental performance of steel products. This will also allow Conares rebar to be easily compliant to ESTIDAMA, BREEM, LEED requirements.
Receiving the global certification, Bharat Bhatia, CEO, said: “We are proud of achieving the sustainable constructional steel certification. Now constructional steel products made by Conares are fully traceable, from production to delivery. Being the leading provider of downstream steel products in the Gulf market and beyond, Conares adopts measures to focus on reducing the impact on the environment, with its energy-efficient and environment-friendly steel mills.
"We are always on the lookout for growth and development of the construction and steel industries with the implementation of modern procedures and bringing an evolution in the tools and techniques. Using rebars produced by our mill enables the industry to demonstrate the responsible sourcing of construction products and its commitment to sustainable development,” Bhatia said.
Conares has set benchmarks in the steel processing industry, competing in the domestic, regional and the global markets including the North America, Europe and Australia. The company supports the region’s infrastructure development sector with world-class steel products through long-term partnerships, the statement said.
The company’s exports account for over 20 per cent of its total production and its main export destinations include the Mena region, Europe and the US. - TradeArabia News Service