Stainless Steel Sustainability
When we speak of corporate social responsibility, what we really mean is a relationship existing between nature and the society in which we live. And this means looking after the best interests of the people that make up the society, the environment, and the economy with a long view of leaving a shining legacy for our children. At Sanyo Seiki, we take this responsibility seriously.
Following the principle of sustainability formulated by the University of Michigan, where “sustainability” concerns the whole cycle of a product construction from raw material acquisition, through planning, design, construction and operations to final demolition and waste management, we know we can do no less.
As a policy, we place greater emphasis on choosing materials and processes in manufacturing and production that are sustainable. We dare to say that stainless steel may prove to be the foremost product in the market today that can be re-used endlessly, requiring very little maintenance, and still delivers sterling results.
Validated by Experts
The sustainability of stainless steel has been validated by a recent study done by the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF). It reported that 92 percent of the stainless steel used in architecture, building and construction applications around the world is recaptured and recycled at the end of its service life.
At Sanyo Seiki, we put our investments on stainless steel for we know it is a boon to real estate developers, heavy equipment manufacturers, infrastructure engineers, and kitchen fabricators, to name a few. And to attend to their requirements, our business strategy at Sanyo Seiki is together we reachthe triple bottomline: to do the basics well by doing good in environment,while achieving the social and economic benefits of the business operations.
Environmentally friendlyThe Nickel Institute has affirmed that stainless steel needs only 40% of raw materials for it to be produced. A big bulk of this raw material comes from scrap metal. Such huge reduction on the use of natural resources means we leave very little carbon footprint. In other words, we take very little from the earth to give more lasting, reliable products for man’s well-being in a most cost-efficient manner. The durability of stainless steel is another major factor for its sustainability. Owing to its brilliance and corrosion-resistance due to its passivating quality, re-using stainless in the household, industries, and sanitation engineering is a smart decision. As ubiquitous as our public transport that brings us to work, we see stainless steel as material for our mugs, cutleries, roofs, and electronic devices. From the smallest item on our dining table up to the tallest rooftop of the skyscrapers of Makati, stainless steel is an indispensable part of our lives.
Hands-on when it comes to Safety
The safety of the employees in our plants and the accuracy of providing food-grade and sanitary stainless steel (304L or 316L) to customers are our top priority.
We are quick to assess and recommend only the right grade of stainless steel when such will be used in hygienic environments namely pharmaceutical, hospital and food processing. The same goes for the grade made especially for sensitive electronic devices or another kind that can withstand combustion or extreme temperatures.
A sustainable material must not harm the people working to produce it, or who handle it during its use, recycling and ultimate disposal. For these reasons, we make sure our customers have a preliminary consultation with our specialists prior to any booking or order of products.
The production of stainless steel is hinged on providing better quality of life for everyone. Thus, it’s quite logical that all technological advances that we pursue with respect to it are for the greater benefit of the end-users.
Sustaining economic value
Stainless steel is not expensive if the life cycle cost is taken into account. That means maintenance, repairs, indirect costs and depreciation are eliminated when one chose stainless steel over other materials namely wood, cement or concrete, and carbon steel.
The mechanical properties of stainless steel: fire-proof, corrosion-resistant, low maintenance, and renewableare a remarkable testament to its longevity. No repairs and replacement are necessary as long as it is properly cleaned, stored and maintained. This video captures the magical wonders of stainless steel.