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CELSA Group joins Forética to advance in its purpose of contributing to sustainable development


  • The company, which produces steel from scrap recycling in electric arc furnaces – the most sustainable system possible today – has committed to reducing Scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions by 5% by 2030 and to becoming a Net Positive company by 2050.

  • CELSA Group is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals of the Global Compact and works especially on those related to gender equality and safety and well-being at work, as well as on the development and growth of its 11,929 professionals.


Barcelona, December 13th, 2022.- CELSA Group, the leading producer of circular and low-emission steel in Europe, has joined Forética, a leading business organization in Spain in terms of sustainability and social responsibility.

Through this alliance with Forética, representative of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in Spain and leader of the Spanish Business Council for Sustainable Development, CELSA Group advances in its commitment to sustainability, included in its current strategic plan, as well as to its social and corporate purpose.

For CELSA Group, a company that has produced sustainably since its origins, being part of Forética is consistent with its commitment to sustainable development, which in its case is concretized with the promotion of the efficient use of resources, through its circularity, in the fight against climate change, and in the commitment to the sustainable development goals of the United Nations Global Compact.

“The incorporation of CELSA Group to Forética means being part of a network of more than 200 partners, in which we work for a triple objective: to increase business ambition in terms of sustainability, to accelerate action to address ESG challenges (environmental, social and good governance), and strengthen alliances that allow facing a sustainable recovery, green and inclusive,” says the general director of Forética, Germán Granda.


Aligned with the objectives of the Global Compact

CELSA Group, present in 9 countries of the world, produces steel from the recycling of scrap and through the most sustainable system available today, electric arc furnaces.

It is also a family business group in which people are priorities. That is why the company works intensely on the well-being and growth of its professionals, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the Global Compact, especially in terms of those related to decent work and economic growth, gender equality and people’s health and safety. In this sense, one of the company’s main objectives is that of “zero accidents”.

Likewise, the presence of women in its workforce continues to increase, so that in 2021 885 women joined the CELSA Group teams, which is 6% more compared to 2020, and implies a growth in the presence of women in the company of 17% in the last 5 years.


Objective: to be a Net Positive company in 2050

Environmental, social and good governance (ESG) criteria are at the basis of the strategy and activity of CELSA Group, which in addition to reaching net emissions in 2050 (net zero) wants to go further to become a Net Positive company, promoting projects for the capture of previously emitted CO2.

“At CELSA Group we are committed to reducing scope 1 and 2 emissions by 50% by 2030 and to benet positive by 2050”, explains its CEO, Francesc Rubiralta. “These objectives are already in our day-to-day activity and are allowing for the annual reduction of the emission into the atmosphere of 13.6 million tons of CO2, equivalent to those of 3 million vehicles circulating non-stop for a year,” according to Rubiralta.


About CELSA Group

CELSA Group is Europe’s leading producer of low-emission, circular steel, and Europe’s largest circular supply chain. It recycles ferrous scrap to produce steel in electric arc furnaces, using the most sustainable technology and the most environmentally and energy efficient.

The company is made up of 6 business groups and has 120 work centers, 7 steel mills, 10 rolling mills and 45 recycling plants, as well as transformation and distribution companies, which generate direct, indirect and induced employment for more than 70,000 professionals.

From the point of view of corporate responsibility, CELSA Group works to solve the greatest systemic risks on the planet: the depletion of resources and the fight against climate change. To this end, it advances in its complete circularity and aspires to be a Net Positive company in 2050.

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