GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE:EAF), a leading manufacturer of high-quality graphite electrode products essential to the production of electric arc furnace steel, announced today the publication of its second annual Sustainability Report. GrafTech’s 2020 Sustainability Report highlights the company’s annual environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance and initiatives.
David Rintoul, GrafTech’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “I am pleased to present GrafTech’s second annual Sustainability Report. We are proud of the progress we made across the organization during the past year and value the opportunity to share these developments with you. We are fully committed to advancing our ESG efforts across the global organization and in the communities where we operate.”
Highlights of GrafTech’s 2020 Sustainability Report include:
- CEO Message and an Overview of our Material ESG Topics and Sustainability Strategy
- Workforce, Health and Safety and Talent Management
- Society and involvement with our Local Communities
- Products and Customers, focusing on Product Quality, Customer Service and Material Sourcing
- Environment, including Environmental Management, Energy, Emissions and Air Quality, Water and Waste
GrafTech International Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of high-quality graphite electrode products essential to the production of electric arc furnace steel and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The Company has a competitive portfolio of low-cost, ultra-high power graphite electrode manufacturing facilities, including three of the highest capacity facilities in the world. We are the only large-scale graphite electrode producer that is substantially vertically integrated into petroleum needle coke, a key raw material for graphite electrode manufacturing. This unique position provides us with competitive advantages in product quality and cost.
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