Tenaris is committed to developing a long-term sustainable business by minimizing the environmental impact of our operations and by making the most efficient use of natural resources and energy.
Environment & Energy Management
We integrate care for the environment into all our business management procedures, from the beginning of the production process to the final delivery of products and services to our customers. We understand to the environment is a differentiating factor, a top priority for our customers.
We produce most of the steel used in our seamless pipe products and purchase the steel used for welded pipes. Steelmaking is done through the Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) route, using recycled steel (scrap) which lowers the emissions of CO2.
Tenaris has received the World Steel Association's Climate Action certificate for participation in its CO2 emissions measurement campaign.
We have reduced electricity consumption per ton of product by 22% since 2004 and our consumption of natural gas has dropped by 20%.
Furthermore in 2009 Tenaris has launched a "CO2 Emissions and Energy Saving Plan", reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions as part of its drive to minimize the impact of the company's activities on the environment.
Our aim is an additional 10% reduction in the specific consumption of electric energy and a 15% reduction in the specific consumption of natural gas that represents savings in CO2 emissions of more than 300,000 tons per year.
Our action plan requires a complex R&D program with coordinated actions throughout all business functions to increase energy efficiency in our installations.
In 2009 the Energy Efficiency Plan at Tenaris's Dalmine mill was awarded with the unique recognition in EU, the "Motor Challenge Programme Award" and in June 2010 the mill and its power plant were qualified under the EN 16001 norm for their energy management system.
In 2011 Tenaris's mills in Romania, Silcotub, also earned the "Motor Challenge Programme Award" for its innovative energy efficiency project related to the Zalau and Calarasi plants.