The members of ISSF commit to operate their businesses in a financially responsible way to ensure the long-term viability of the industry, jobs and communities. Stainless steel has been adding value to the communities in which it operates since the production process was first industrialised.

  • 300,000 people directly or indirectly employed in the stainless steel industry worldwide
  • 6% average increase in production each year since 1970
  • 30 million tonnes stainless steel fabricated in 2010
  • 100% recyclable forever
  • US$130 billion turnover of the global stainless industry, 2010



Sustainable Stainless Charter

ISSF Sustainability Case Studies: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Video, Recycled for Lasting Value  

The Recycling of Stainless Steel Animation

Life Cycle Costing and Stainless Steel (article from Sorbonne University)

Stainless Steel Statistics