At Celsa Group we are already circular

We contribute to the recycling of 9.5 million tons of materials of all kinds

With our circular model we avoid the extraction of more than 7 million cubic
meters of natural resources, the same volume as 7 Empire State Buildings

At Celsa Group we are
already circular

We contribute to the
recycling of 9.5 million
tons of materials of all kinds

With our circular model
we avoid the extraction of
more than 7 million cubic
meters of natural resources,
the same volume as 7
Empire State Buildings

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Circular Economy and Recycling

At CELSA Group we are already circular. 93% of the materials we use in production are recycled, 100% of the products we generate are recyclable and we recover more than 90% of the waste generated by our production process. We recycle more thant 9.5 million tons of materials, including ferrous scrap, waste from our own production processes, plastics, and other non-ferrous metals. Of that total, we use more than 8 million tons of iron scrap (the equivalent of more than 1,000 full football fields) to the production of steel.

With this we avoid the accumulation of waste in landfills, and we once again obtain steel products of high value for society without the need to undermine natural resources.

Thanks to our sustainable and circular model we produce 7 million tons of steel, avoiding the consumption of 3.6 million cubic meters of water annually, the consumption of 9,500 GWh of energy; emissions of 13.6 million tons of CO2, and the extraction of more than 7 million cubic meters of natural resources, the equivalent of the volume that 7 Empire State Buildings would occupy. 

“We are leading the circular transformation”


We contribute to the annual recycling of 9.5 million tons of waste, far more than all the paper, glass, plastic, wood, tires, and other metals that are recycled throughout Spain every year. Among them, we recycle more than 8 tons of scrap to produce our circular steel.

The products manufactured in the CELSA Group plants are also infinitely recyclable. The management of waste inherent in the circular process is a priority fully integrated into our operations.

Thanks to our industrial model we are leading the circular transformation.


Steel is one of the most recyclable and recycled materials in the world. It can be recycled continuously without losing its properties.

Thanks to its magnetic properties, it can be easily recovered for recycling.

CELSA Group™ reuses, recycles, and valorizes more than 90% of the residue it generates.

Making steel from scrap metal avoids the equivalent of the water consumption of a city of 75,000 people, and the energy consumption of a city of 2.5 million inhabitants.

Scrap recycling reduces the consumption of raw materials in steelmaking by 90%.


Ingenium is a talent support program born from the hand of CELSA Group ™. It seeks to lead and face the transformation that Industry 4.0 poses and especially the steel sector. Employees, entrepreneurs and startups from around the world are called to present their most innovative ideas to face the current and future challenges of the steel industry.

CELSA Group ™ firmly believes that new technologies are the key to reinventing the sector and, therefore, the Ingenium program is an active part of this great digital transformation.

In each edition, relevant challenges are defined for CELSA Group ™, on which interested parties are invited to provide solutions. Once the registration deadline is closed, a team of CELSA Group ™ experts selects the best proposals. The finalists participate in a "Demo Day", a two-day face-to-face event where the projects will be presented and groups organized to improve them. During these two days, the entrepreneurs have access to the company and get to know its facilities and problems, and work together with the professionals of the Group in the improvement of their proposals. During this time, candidates have access to:

• Mentoring by the senior managers of CELSA Group™.
• Value contacts for the development of your "startup".
• A future strategic relationship with the Group.
• A possible participation of CELSA Group ™ in the "startup".
• Real possibilities of escalation within the company if the solution proves effective.

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Francisco Rubiralta Awards

With the name of the founder and in his commemoration, Francisco Rubiralta Awards recognize those people and teams that, through their extraordinary effort, have implemented a project or initiative that has been decisive for the Group's results.

Important aspects such as safety, the environment, quality, reliability of services, people management and productivity are essential parts of these proposals and fundamental conditions for the awards. Likewise, all these initiatives and projects are aligned with the culture and values of CELSA Group ™.

The Francisco Rubiralta Awards hold special value as they are recognitions where all the people of the Group can participate, and candidates are chosen by the same colleagues.

Awards and recognitions of CELSA Group ™
For CELSA Group ™ recognitions are a fundamental aspect and an opportunity to value all those initiatives and attitudes that make the Group a better place. The awards allow us to recognize people’s efforts and value those ideas that have had a direct impact on the Group and have helped us grow in our day to day.
The prizes awarded also allow us to highlight the most human factor of our team and highlight those attitudes that most identify with our values. For CELSA Group ™, the acknowledgments are a source of pride and a great reason to honestly thank people of the Group for their good work and dedication.

The “Celsis” are corporate coins that are awarded to the winners and finalists of the CELSA Group ™ awards. With them you can exchange a series of products and services related to training, health, work-life balance or technology. This currency also can be exchanged for any kind of solidarity initiatives that may bring the company closer to its people.