BE SUSTAINABLE, BE PROFITABLE.
Environmental sustainability is one of the strongest brands of the Grupo Ferroeste companies.
All products sold by the Group come from renewable energies. Investments in reforestation ensure the preservation of natural resources, reducing costs and optimizing the use of raw materials. The Group also invests heavily in the reduction of solid and gaseous waste, with emphasis on three technologies: blast furnace slag grinding, thermoelectric with blast furnace gas and coal fines injection.
Aço Verde do Brasil, a company of the Grupo Ferroeste, was born as a competitive steel player with the philosophy of sustainability as the flagship of its strategies, guided by innovation and constant improvement of products and processes, ensuring operations free of fossil fuels (zero carbon footprint).
The actions of Aço Verde do Brasil are supported by the constant search for the best conditions that positively influence the improvement of the environment, with investments in modern and differentiated technologies that point to immediate results.
Grupo Ferroeste constantly has its companies recognized in the industrial market for the action always considering sustainability.
The AVB – Aço Verde do Brasil industrial complex – located in Açailândia and belonging to the Grupo Ferroeste, was awarded for the Aço Verde project, for the manufacture of long steel with no emission of carbon dioxide – one of the gases that cause the greenhouse effect – in the Large Company category.
The main purpose is to produce steel in a sustainable way based on renewable forests for the production of charcoal, thus removing CO2 from the atmosphere.
“The first step was to prove that profit, based on ecological sustainability, is possible in the face of such a huge demand. The second step we will take with the start of activities. Our goal is a 100% sustainable pig iron from the first semester of 2014, when the company starts operation”, highlighted the AVB officer, Ricardo Carvalho.