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Becoming a Charter Member

Any company applying for ESC certification, must operate a structural steelwork fabrication or processing facility in Australia.

To become a ESC member, it is necessary to sign the Charter declaration committing the company to operating its business to reduce its environmental footprint, to increasing the efficiency of its resource use, to demonstrating environmental responsibility and sharing its knowledge of sustainability with others and to seeking this in its choice of sub-contractors and suppliers.

The fabricator/steelwork contractor is required to maintain an environmental management scheme (EMS). The ASI provides an online ESC EMS mentoring scheme to BS 8555 which is designed for small to medium enterprises. Fabricators with ISO 14001 can use this to fulfil their obligations but must still provide evidence through the web-based EMS Mentor and be working on an environmental improvement project.

There is a joining fee and an annual fee payable which cover the introductory mentoring session, an annual audit and administration costs. During the annual audit, the environmental improvement of the company is measured and evaluated. The ASI reserves the right to conduct the ESC audit on-site to ensure that the projects listed on the online Environmental Management System (EMS) Mentor are operational.

To become a Charter member, please contact the Australian Steel Institute at or on 02 8748 0190.

Costs and charges 2017-2018

Joining fee:

  • $2,750 includes mentoring session
  • ASI members' subsidised joining fee is $1,750
  • Prices include GST

Annual fee:

  • $1,950 includes annual audit
  • ASI members' subsidised annual fee is $1,750
  • Annual fees are due at the end of June each year
  • Initial annual fee may be calculated on a pro rata basis on application

Levels of membership based on performance

Platinum Certified/compliant with ISO 14001, industry leader, all Charter Commitments met, environmental management and awareness evident across all levels of business.
Gold Industry best practice, closely following an EMS in accordance with the Charter, most Charter commitments met, strong environmental awareness and culture.
Silver Demonstrated evidence of sound environmental management throughout the organisation, working on continual improvement.
Bronze Demonstrated good environmental practice and progress under the ESC, committed to environmental improvement.