Thought Leaders Series: Sustainability and climate action at BlueScope

Start time 1:00pm AEDT. Find out how BlueScope’s approach to sustainability and climate action drove its initiative to lead sustainable business outcomes.
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About this event

BlueScope is a provider of innovative steel materials, products, systems and technologies, headquartered in Australia with operations spread across North America, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands and throughout Asia. With product such as COLORBOND® steel, ZINCALUME® steel, GALVASPAN® steel, TRUECORE® steel, XLERPLATE® steel as well as welded beams and columns, BlueScope are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of painted and coated steel products, and provide vital components for houses, buildings, structures and more. With more than 160 operations and sales offices across 18 countries, BlueScope employ over 14,000 people and serve thousands of customers every day, including engineers, architects and specifiers. 

Integrating sustainable practices throughout its entire value chain defines the way BlueScope develops, manufactures and sells steel products and solutions, while building organisational resilience and capacity to drive a sustainable future. Steel is a critical enabler of the achievement of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a call for global action that aligns with BlueScope’s efforts to drive sustainable business outcomes.

Hear from industry speakers on BlueScope’s approach to sustainability and climate action including ResponsibleSteel™, the industry’s first global certification initiative for the responsible sourcing and production of steel. The session will include insights on future technologies and commercialisation timelines and BlueScope’s strategy and decarbonisation pathway and value chain collaboration.

Key Takeaways:

  • BlueScope’s approach to sustainability including climate action
  • Steelmaking methods and global steel dynamics
  • Future steelmaking technologies and commercialisation
  • ResponsibleSteel™ certification
  • Product sustainability credentials

Who should attend

This webinar is geared towards structural engineers but is relevant for all engineers and senior-level non-engineering employees interested in learning more about sustainable manufacturing and engineering.

About the speakers

Kellie Charlesworth - Associate | Environment & Resources, Arup

Kellie is Arup's Energy Skills Leader for Australasia. Her strong background in planning and approvals for large infrastructure initiatives, and recent focus on sustainability and low carbon economy transition, places her at the forefront of the energy sector's transformation. Kellie is currently leading Arup's collaboration with the Australian Government on the National Hydrogen Infrastructure Assessment (NHIA). And has previously held leading roles on other noticeable projects, including the New Zealand Government's Green Hydrogen Strategy, and the Hydrogen Hubs Report for the Australian Hydrogen Strategy. Kellie also led Arup's work with the Department of Environment and Science on the Decarbonisation of the Great Barrier Reef Islands Community Pilot Projects. Kellie's knowledge, energy, and passion for collaboration towards a sustainable future is the driving force behind her solid reputation and exceptional achievements in the industry. 

Chris Page, Head of New Technologies, BlueScope, Climate Change team

Chris has over 28 years of experience in the iron and steelmaking sector. He has extensive knowledge of manufacturing processes and technologies, having held several leadership roles across BlueScope’s Steelmaking and Coating and Painted Manufacturing operations. This included three years heading Primary Operations & Engineering in New Zealand Steel.

As Head of New Technologies in BlueScope’s Climate Change team, Chris and his team are working with teams across BlueScope’s global operations to drive smart solutions in the adoption of emission reduction technologies.

Philippa Stone - Sustainability Manager, BlueScope

Philippa (Pip) Stone is responsible for the sustainability credentials of BlueScope’s Australian products and engaging with industry on sustainability issues. Prior to working at BlueScope, Pip led the sustainability strategy of global construction specialist, ISG and was based in London for 12 years. Pip is a Board Director of EPD Australasia, sits on the Green Building Council of Australia’s Expert Reference Panel for Responsible Products and the Infrastructure Sustainability Council’s Sustainable Materials Technical Working Group.

Pip has a B. Liberal Studies from the University of Sydney and a Post Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business from the University of Cambridge. She is a Practitioner Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment and a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability.


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Event Date Time
17 / 02 / 2022 01:00 pm–02:30 pm
Registration Closes
17 / 02 / 2022 01:00 pm
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