Amherst, New York (May 9, 2022) – Opta Group LLC, a portfolio company of Speyside Equity, announced today that it has joined ResponsibleSteel. A nonprofit organization, ResponsibleSteel is the steel industry’s first global, multi-stakeholder standard and certification initiative. Its mission is to maximize steel’s contribution to a sustainable society.
“As members of our communities, Opta Group has always operated in a manner that respects the environment,” says John Dietrich, CEO of Opta Group. “Recently, Opta Group has placed a significant focus on ESG and is excited to be joining ResponsibleSteel as we move towards becoming an integral part of sustainable steel.”
Steel is the world’s most widely used material, and purchasers have a growing expectation that the steel they use has been responsibly sourced and produced. ResponsibleSteel has created a worldwide standard and certification program to help the industry meet those expectations.
“We are very excited to welcome Opta to ResponsibleSteel. Opta is a global leader within the industry, meeting crucial steelmaking needs,” says Ali Lucas, acting CEO of ResponsibleSteel. “By joining ResponsibleSteel, Opta is taking a significant step towards committing to our vision of a more sustainable and responsible sector.”
To learn more about ResponsibleSteel, visit https://www.responsiblesteel.org/about/.