Steel Dynamics

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Steel Dynamics doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 0

Steel Dynamics has a DitchCarbon Score of 0, indicating a lack of progress in sustainability measures. This score reflects a high carbon intensity in their operations. The company needs significant improvement to reduce its environmental impact and carbon footprint.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Steel Dynamics is a company in the industrial manufacturing sector, which has a medium carbon intensity ranking. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Steel Dynamics is situated in the US, which has a low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its overall carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 41.29% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Steel Dynamics, Inc., founded in 1993 and headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, operates in the industrial manufacturing sector, specializing in steel production and recycling. The company has expanded its operations to include a range of services such as flat roll steel production, steel fabrication, and metal recycling, with multiple facilities across the United States and Mexico. As one of the largest steel producers and recyclers in the U.S., Steel Dynamics has established a strong presence in the industry with a workforce of approximately 7,700 employees and net sales reaching $7.8 billion in 2016.

Bad news, Steel Dynamics hasn't committed to SBTi goals yet

Steel Dynamics has not yet established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means the company is still in the process of defining clear, science-based emissions reduction targets aligned with the latest climate science.

There’s always room for improvement,

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