We Hold Ourselves To a Higher Standard
As the largest recycler in the Western Hemisphere, Nucor values the environment of the communities where we live and operate. We recognize its importance to our teammates and their families. Protecting the environment is also critical to our own welfare, operations, and long-term success. To this end, we endorse the following principles:
Nucor Corporation and its divisions will comply with the laws and regulations governing their operations. Environmental compliance is a priority for Nucor management equal with all other business functions.
Environmental protection is the obligation of each Nucor teammate and a primary responsibility of management. Nucor also requires contractors, vendors, and suppliers to comply with applicable environmental laws.
Nucor recognizes its potential for environmental impact upon the communities in which it operates. We will continually strive to minimize these impacts by evaluating our operations and researching new technologies and opportunities.
Nucor will strive to foster open dialogue so that we may effectively communicate with our teammates, our neighbors, and other concerned parties.
To continually improve the effectiveness of our Environmental Management System, Nucor will:
- Pursue pollution prevention and waste minimization opportunities
- Investigate and develop technologies and operations that improve environmental performance
- Regularly evaluate the Environmental Management System and make appropriate improvements